Vaccination is a simple and effective method of preventing diseases. Routine adult and childhood immunizations that prevent a variety of contagious diseases are offered at Park County Public Health at a low cost for uninsured children and adults. Park County Public Health offers vaccinations at scheduled clinics and by appointment. For information, clinic schedules or to schedule an appointment, you may complete this contact form or call 303-816-5974.
Under the Affordable Care Act, preventive vaccines are now covered 100% with no deductible through most insurance plans. Park County Public Health is able to bill Medicaid, CHP+ and Medicare for vaccines. If you have another insurance plan, please contact your doctor to receive preventive vaccines. Please check with your insurance plan to verify coverage for vaccines. Vaccine fees for adults and children vary depending on the vaccine requested and insurance coverage.
Service will not be denied due to inability to pay for any childhood vaccine, and fees may be waived. We can bill for Medicaid, CHP+ and a number of private insurances. Please confirm when registering.
For information about COVID-19 vaccines, please visit CDPHE's COVID-19 Information Center. (In the future, PCPH may offer seasonal COVID-19 vaccines. We will update this section and the public accordingly!)
The best way to prevent seasonal influenza, or the "flu," is to get a flu vaccination each fall. The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness and, at times, can lead to death. In an effort to better protect the public, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends all children 6 months of age and older receive an annual influenza vaccine.
Park County Public Health offers seasonal flu vaccines to residents for a fee beginning in October. Flu clinics will be announced soon! Please call the Vaccine and Testing Coordinator at 719-836-4162 for details or to make an appointment.
For additional information on flu vaccines, see Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Key Facts About the Flu Shot or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Flu Shot Questions and Answers.
Park County Public Health carries a very limited number of travel immunizations. For comprehensive travel vaccine services, contact Jefferson County Public Health at (303) 232-6301 or Chaffee County Public Health at (719) 539-4510. Since most insurance plans, including Medicare, do not cover travel vaccines full payment will be required at the time of service. Please visit https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel for details.
For more information about immunization schedules visit the CDC’s page on vaccine schedules. For Colorado-specific guidance, please visit: Vaccines Required to Enter Childcare and K12 per CDPHE.
Resources for Parents and Caregivers: Children Vaccine Information
- COVax4Kids.org helps people find out if their children are eligible for low- or no-cost vaccines and helps them find a provider who gives them.
- COVaxRecords.org directs people on how to request vaccination records for their children.
- COVaxRates.org makes it easy for people to look up vaccination and exemption rates for schools and child care facilities in Colorado so they can make the best decision for their children.
- ChildVaccineCO.org provides more information on routine vaccinations, as well as where to find a provider who offers low- or no-cost vaccines.