Vaccinations in Garfield County – currently in Phase 1A and limited 1B categories
People who are 70 years old and up must make appointments with local hospitals to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Appointments are only being made when the vaccine is available. Go to the Garfield County Public Health COVID-19 vaccines page for more up-to-date information.
Follow along with Valley View on Facebook or web, 970-384-7632.
View Grand River Health on Facebook or web, 970-625-1100.
*People that are 65+ in age are not currently being vaccinated in Garfield County. We continue to follow the State priorities of vaccinating people 70 and older before any expansion to those 65 and older. Governor Polis that Colorado is not currently expanding its age criteria.
Agencies in 1A/1B should fill out the form below to be scheduled for vaccines. Call 970-665-6371 or email@example.com if you need additional assistance.
*Not all 1B categories are currently being vaccinated in Garfield County. See who we are vaccinating at this time.
Early doses are very limited, but will expand to more availability over time. It will be a few months before the general public can get the vaccine (probably in the summer by current projections). For now and the foreseeable future, it is critical that everyone continue taking precautions to slow the spread of the virus, such as wearing masks, maintaining at least 6 feet of distance from those not in our household, avoiding crowds, washing hands well and often, and staying home when sick.
All doses will be free.
Now vaccinating and pre-registering: Phase 1A and limited 1B agencies
This form is for 1B agencies only. If you are an individual who is 70+ in age, please do not fill out this form.
Public Health is currently seeking phase 1A (highest-risk health care workers and individuals) and 1B (moderate-risk health care workers and responders) to be vaccinated.
If you are in this category, please complete this form for your agency.
At this time, please only submit information for 1A and 1B staff who work in moderate risk settings and would like to receive the vaccine. Healthcare workers who are low risk (providing telehealth services or who provide no direct patient care) will be vaccinated in Phase 2.
Upon receiving your file, employees will be pre-registered for their vaccine at either Grand River Health or Valley View hospital following review by Garfield County Public Health. Additional details will be sent regarding the date and time slot for vaccinations.
Agencies may call (970) 625-5200 ext. 8103 with vaccine sign-up questions.
Coming soon – find a vaccine provider
Vaccination phase 2 (high risk individuals and essential workers) will begin in the spring. Check back then to find a Pitkin, Eagle, & Garfield County vaccine provider location that fits your needs.
Safety and effectiveness
Colorado COVID vaccine information
When can I get vaccinated?
Garfield County vaccine updates
Vaccines must go through a detailed scientific evaluation before pharmaceutical companies can submit them to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for approval.
People volunteer to take part in clinical research studies. Each clinical trial emphasizes safety of the vaccine on people.
As the research moves through to the next phase, the group of volunteers becomes bigger to include more diversity in people and circumstances.
A diverse group of people volunteered to participate in every phase of the clinical trials, including populations disproportionately impacted due to generations of systemic inequities.
The FDA requires that all vaccines undergo this rigorous scientific process, including three phases of clinical trials, before they will authorize or approve the vaccine. The COVID-19 vaccines are subject to the same safety standards as other vaccine trials.
Additionally, two independent advisory committees – FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee and CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices – will also review a vaccine’s safety data before it is made available to the public.
Garfield County Public Health
Glenwood Springs 970-945-6614
Report a COVID concern: 970-625-5200, ext 8120
Subscribe to alerts/updates: www.garfieldcounty.net
Email Public Health: contact form
Register for emergency notifications: www.garco911.com
Community assistance: 970-625-5282 or 970-945-9191
Local volunteer opportunities: 970-456-2804