T1D & COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution in Colorado


Colorado’s COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan is a phased approach based on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) guidelines. The CDC’s COVID-19 guidance makes a distinction between Type 1 diabetes mellitus and Type 2 diabetes mellitus, while Colorado’s vaccine phasing compounds the two together, as “diabetes mellitus.”

People ages 16-64 with two or more high-risk conditions, including diabetes mellitus (Type 1 or Type 2), qualify for Phase 1B.3 vaccine distribution, expected to begin in March 2021, based on state vaccine supply.

People ages 16-59 with diabetes mellitus (Type 1 or Type 2) qualify for Phase 2 vaccine distribution which is anticipated to begin in Spring 2021.

The state is currently vaccinating individuals in Phases 1A, 1B.1 and 1B.2. Coloradans who are not yet eligible to receive the vaccine can still sign up through the State’s health care providers to receive vaccine alerts and sign up for a spot on a provider’s vaccine waitlist.

CDPHE: https://covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine

To register for the vaccine, Coloradans MUST fill out a questionnaire through a state vaccine provider. Most of these questionnaires, ask registrants to indicate that they have diabetes but do not require registrants to make a distinction between Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes.

Below, you will find information from the state’s major health care providers on how you can sign up to make an appointment to get vaccinated and receive vaccine updates.

Denver Health: If you do not have access to MyChart, you are welcome to set up an appointment with the Denver Health appointment center by calling the phone number listed below.

Centura Health: If you are not currently a patient with Centura, you’ll need to sign up using the MyCenturaHealth patient portal.

UC Health: If you have a UCHealth My Health Connection Account, you are already on the list to be contacted when it is your turn to receive the vaccine. UCHealth’s website and hotline can be accessed in Spanish as well as almost 100 other languages through interpreter services. Currently, you must have an appointment as UCHealth is not able to accomodate walk-ins.

Banner Health: Banner Health is receiving a high number of requests for appointments and advises patients to schedule appointments online. Use the links below for the facility in your area and take the online survey to determine your eligibility to receive the vaccine:

Kaiser Permanente: After signing up, Kaiser Permanente will reach out to set up an appointment by phone, email, or text based on phase eligibilty and availability of vaccine supply.

Boulder Community Health: The best way to schedule an appointment is through their patient portal.

  • Visit: BCH.org for more information.
  • If you’re not already a patient you can sign up at BCH.org/Vaccine.
  • Call: 303-415-7777
    • The line is operational Monday through Friday, 8 am-5 pm. Interpreters are available to assist callers.

Vail Health: Eagle County residents can sign up to receive the vaccine when they are eligible at the sign-up form link listed below, or use Vail Health’s phone number.

SCL Health: SCL Health continues to vaccinate current patients and non-patients of SCL Health, who are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine under state guidelines. If you are a current SCL Health patient, you will be notified when you become eligible for the vaccine and provided options for how to schedule vaccination. Outreach to eligible individuals is randomized and equitable without discrimination based on background or ability to pay.

  • Visit: SCLHealth.org/COVIDVaccine
  • If you are not an SCL Health patient, you can still enter your information using the link above. You will be placed on a waiting list and will be notified when you are eligible for the vaccine and when an appointment is available.
  • Call: 1-833-762-0141


  • Visit: HealthOneCares.com/Vaccine to sign up for their waitlist.
  • Call: 303-453-2477, if you do not have access to email or need additional assistance.
    • You will be instructed to leave a message with your full name, date of birth, and phone number. You will receive a call back within 5 business days. English and Spanish options are available.

Salud Family Health Centers

  • Visit: SaludClinic.org for more information on vaccines and registration.

Safeway: Safeway will soon begin administering the COVID-19 vaccine in select stores. You can subscribe to Safeway’s email list to receive a notification when vaccine appointments become available at your local store.

King Soopers: Limited quantities of the vaccine are available at select locations across the state. Current eligibility: Health care workers, seniors (65+), K-12 education and child care workers, select state government officials.

CVS and Walgreens: Vaccines are available in select stores across the state. You can sign up for updates about the vaccine and schedule an appointment:

Click here to learn more about where you can get vaccinated: https://covid19.colorado.gov/for-coloradans/vaccine/where-can-i-get-vaccinated