Information on Vaccine Distribution Timeline for Denver Health Staff and Patients

INFORMATION FOR STAFF:

COVID-19 Vaccination Scheduling Process for Staff Members
All remaining staff members can now schedule their vaccinations. Filling out the vaccine pre-registration form is no longer a required step in the process.

Employees who had not yet scheduled a vaccination appointment-

You should have received an invitation code from MyChart on Jan. 20.

If you need to create a MyChart Account:

  1. To create a MyChart account, go to MyChart.DenverHealth.org or download the MyChart app on your cell phone.
  2. For help setting up your MyChart account or logging in
    Call MyChart Support
    303-602-4380
    Monday thru Friday 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
    Please note: The Help Desk cannot assist with this request.

Once you have a MyChart Account, or if you already have a MyChart account:

  1. Log in to MyChart and click on "Schedule an Appointment."
  2. Click on "COVID-19 Vaccine."
  3. Enter the personal code that was sent via email on Jan. 20.
  4. Schedule Your Vaccine: Please schedule your appointment right before you are scheduled to be off for a day or two in case you have mild post-vaccine symptoms. If that is not possible, schedule the next best option and notify your manager so they may work with you to facilitate your coverage while you leave the unit to get vaccinated or if you feel ill after receiving it.
  5. Get Your First Dose; Schedule Your Second: After you have completed your vaccine appointment you will be asked to wait for 15 minutes to be monitored for a reaction. During that time, you will receive an invite through MyChart to schedule your 2nd vaccination.

Denver Health is simultaneously working to vaccinate all Denver Health patients ages 65 and older who have received care at a Denver Health facility in the past 3 years. Invitations are now being sent by MyChart to schedule these vaccinations. We are also working to send out email notifications for patients that fall into this category who do not have a MyChart account.

Last week, the State of Colorado issued new guidance expanding the first tier of eligibility for COVID vaccinations to include people ages 65 and older as well as a broader group of essential health care workers.

Vaccinations of the expanded group of people now included in the first tier of eligibility are subject to receiving additional shipments of the vaccine and anticipated allocations from the State.

While Denver Health works to vaccinate this expanded group of people, we are also now giving second doses to the frontline workers and support staff who received their first doses a few weeks ago. We will also continue to vaccinate community partners, including Denver Police and Denver Fire personnel.


INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS:

Denver Health is quickly working to offer the COVID-19 vaccination to patients age 65 and over in response to new guidance issued by the State of Colorado. People in this age group are at higher risk of contracting and even dying from the COVID-19 virus.

We are currently working to contact and make appointments with those patients age 65 and over who currently receive care at a Denver Health facility or have received care in the past 3 years. Invitations are now being sent by MyChart to schedule these vaccinations. We are also working to send out email notifications for patients that fall into this category who do not have a MyChart account. Instructions to create a MyChart account are at www.denverhealth.org/mychart.

If you are a patient but need login or support help: Call MyChart support (303-602-4380).

If you do not have access to MyChart, you are welcome to set up an appointment with the Denver Health appointment center at 303-436-4949. Wait times may be long as volume has increased, but we want to help get your appointment scheduled as soon as possible. Please only call the appointment center if you are age 65 or older and have been seen in a Denver Health location in the last 3 years

Last week, the State of Colorado issued new guidance expanding the first tier of eligibility for COVID-19 vaccinations to include people age 65 and over as well as a broader group of essential health care workers.

While Denver Health works to vaccinate this expanded group of people, we are also now giving second doses to the frontline workers and support staff who received their first doses a few weeks ago. We will also continue to vaccinate community partners that include Denver Police and Denver Fire.

Vaccinations of the expanded group of people now included in the first tier of eligibility are subject to receiving additional shipments of the vaccine and anticipated allocations from the State.

At this point, patients age 65 and over will receive vaccinations at Denver Health Community Centers Federico F. Peña Southwest Family Health Center, Lowry Family Health Center and Sam Sandos Westside Health Center.


Denver Health believes strongly in protecting our patients with the vaccine. As vaccines for additional patient populations become available, we will reach out to our patients through communications such as MyChart, patient emails, and communication on our website and social media channels.

For more information on the timing and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in Colorado, please visit the state health department’s Vaccine for Coloradans webpage.

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