Vaccine Distribution

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New Phase Chart (updated 1/29/2021)
Phase Distribution 1.29


Grand County is currently vaccinating the Phase 1B.1 group.

GCPH will not be able to move to the next phase of COVID vaccine until given specific direction from Governor Polis and the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment. Providing vaccine to non-authorized populations at this time will result in the penalty of being denied further vaccine delivery to vaccinate the Grand County community.  


Vaccination Process

Grand County Public Health (GCPH) and Community Healthcare partners are working to prioritize COVID-19 Vaccine to our community. Our efforts are to vaccinate all populations in the timeline outlined and in an expedited manner. These efforts are based on the following factors:

  • GCPH is adjusting plans, in real-time, as State priorities change or are adjusted.
  • COVID-19 Vaccine logistics are a massive undertaking with limited staff resources and availability
  • All Vaccine Providers signed an agreement to meet all criteria, or potentially have future vaccine shipments stopped.
  • Vials of the vaccine contain 10 doses. Once a vial is punctured the 10 doses must be given within a 6 hour period, or doses will be wasted.


Vaccine Registration

In order to ensure that GCPH has committed individuals for each Phase of the distribution process, we have developed a Vaccine Registration Form for individuals who are not already being provided access to the vaccine through their employers and a Vaccine Registration Form for businesses.

IF YOU ARE ABLE TO RECEIVE A COVID-19 VACCINE BASED ON YOUR JOB INFORM YOUR WORKPLACE AND DO NOT REGISTER HERE.

  • Persons who are ill with a fever should not be vaccinated.
  • Any person with a history of anaphylaxis to a vaccine will be referred to the primary care provider to consult before the vaccine is administered.
  • Persons with multiple food &/or drug allergies may be referred to their primary care provider. (Please let us know ahead of time.  GCPH will assess and triage these persons.)
  • Grand County Public Health is registering those who would like the vaccine, but GCPH cannot guarantee any timeline.
  •  Vaccination distribution is based on the availability of the vaccine.
  • The COVID vaccine is free; however, there may be a small administration fee at some vaccination sites. People will be notified of that cost prior to getting a vaccination. 


Vaccine Registration Form for Individuals 

This registration form will not schedule you for an appointment to get the vaccine. This form will put your name on the list of interested persons in Grand County wanting to get the vaccine. Once this form is submitted, Grand County Public Health or a partnering local medical clinic will contact you when they have a vaccine ready for you. Depending on the phase of vaccine administration in which you qualify, you may be contacted relatively soon or it may take quite some time. PLEASE RETAIN THE COPY OF THIS REGISTRATION FORM THAT WILL BE EMAILED TO YOU ONCE YOU HAVE FINISHED AND SUBMITTED IT.

Submit Individual Vaccine Registration Form

PDF of Individual Vaccine Registration Form (for download)


Vaccine Registration Form for Businesses

If you are an owner or manager of a business or organization in Grand County and wish to get your employees vaccinated in a more succinct and organized manner through Grand County Public Health, please complete this form.  

Grand County Public Health will contact you to discuss the phase in which your business or organization qualifies (1A, 1B, 2, or 3) and also schedule vaccine appointments when your time comes.

Submit Business Vaccine Registration Form

PDF of Business Vaccine Registration Form (for download)


Detailed Vaccine Distribution Phases

Subject to change per direction from CDC / CDPHE


Phase 1A:  Highest-Risk Healthcare Workers and Individuals (Winter 2020-2021)

  • Inpatient Healthcare Workers, ICU, ED Staff, Assisted Living Facility Residents & Staff
  • Long Term Care staff and residents.
  • EMS, staff working with at-risk populations.
  • COVID-19 Testing staff
  • Outpatient medical providers (physician/nurse/ancillary staff) who have direct contact with positive COVID-19 patients.
Phase 1B.1:  Coloradans age 70+, moderate-risk health care workers, first responders (Winter 2020-2021)

  • Health care workers with less direct contact with COVID-19 patients (e.g. home health, hospice, pharmacy, dental, etc.) and EMS. 
  • Firefighters, police, COVID-19 response personnel, correctional workers, and funeral services. 
  • People age 70 and older.
Phase 1B.2: Coloradans age 65-69, PK-12 educators, Early childhood educators, Licensed childcare programs, and continuity of state government: (Winter 2021)

  • Child care workers in licensed child care programs, teachers (full-time and substitutes), bus, food, counselors, administrative, safety, and other support services offered inside the school.
  • Members of the executive and judicial branches of state government.
  • People age 65-69.
Phase 1B.3: Frontline essential workers and people age 16-64 with two or more high risk conditions: (Winter 2021)

  • Frontline essential workers in food and agriculture, manufacturing, U.S. postal service, public transit and specialized transportation staff, grocery, public health,
  • Frontline human services workers and direct care providers for Coloradans experiencing homelessness.
  • Faith leaders
  • Essential frontline journalists.
  • People age 16-64 with TWO or more comorbidities as listed: Coloradans with cancer (defined as patients who are currently receiving treatment or have received treatment within the last month for cancer), chronic kidney disease, COPD, diabetes mellitus, Down syndrome, specific heart conditions (heart failure, cardiomyopathies or coronary heart disease, and severe valvular/congenital heart disease), obesity (BMI of 30 or more), pregnancy, sickle cell disease, solid organ transplant, disabilities that prevent mask-wearing.
Phase 2: People age 60-64, people with high risk conditions, and the continuity of state and local government: (Spring 2021)
  • People age 60 to 64.
  • People age 16 to 59 with with ONE comorbidity as listed: Coloradans with cancer (defined as patients who are currently receiving treatment or have received treatment within the last month for cancer), chronic kidney disease, COPD, diabetes mellitus, Down syndrome, specific heart conditions (heart failure, cardiomyopathies or coronary heart disease, and severe valvular/congenital heart disease), obesity (BMI of 30 or more), pregnancy, sickle cell disease, solid organ transplant, disabilities that prevent mask-wearing.
  • Local continuity of local government defined as executives of those branches of government and a limited amount of essential support staff needed to provide for continuity of government.
  • Continuation of operations for state government is defined as those individuals defined by continuity of operations plans that each agency holds to continue to provide services.
  • Adults who received a placebo during a COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial.
Phase 3:  The General Public (Summer 2021)

  • Anyone age 16-59 without high-risk conditions.







Contact Us

  1. Follow Grand County Public Health on Facebook for accurate and current information on COVID-19 in Grand County.

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    970-725-3288

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    970-725-3412

    Mental Health (Mind Springs)
    970-887-2179

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    CO-HELP

    Colorado’s call line for general questions about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), providing answers in multiple languages:
    303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911

    COHELP@RMPDC.org