Colorado prepares to distribute first shipments of COVID-19 vaccine to health care facilities throughout state

A press release from the Governor’s Office.

In anticipation of the first shipments of Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines in December, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has collaborated closely with local public health agencies across the state to prepare health care facilities to receive the vaccine. These health care facilities will then distribute the vaccine to frontline health care workers.

CDPHE has identified locations across the state with ultra-low temperature freezers to receive the first shipment of the Pfizer vaccine. These locations were chosen for their unique abilities to store, monitor, and handle vaccines in ultra-cold temperatures (-60°C to -80°C), as well as their willingness to redistribute COVID-19 vaccine(s) to other providers in their regions. The state also considered equitable geographic distribution as well as transportation logistics given expected winter conditions in the coming months. To be as equitable as possible, the state also purchased 10 ultra-cold storage units. CDPHE has distributed 8 of these and the remaining two will be distributed today.

The federal government will deliver a shipment of the Moderna vaccine shortly after the first shipment of the Pfizer vaccine. The Moderna vaccine does not need to be stored at ultra-cold temperatures, allowing it to be distributed even further, especially to rural areas.

Colorado is requesting enough vaccines to provide for all Coloradans. Because of supply chain limitations, we expect we will receive regular COVID-19 vaccine allocations from the federal government on a weekly basis. To be as fair and efficient with distribution as possible, the state has developed a phased approach to vaccine distribution to save lives and end the crisis that has been brought on by the pandemic as quickly as possible. The federal government is determining the allocation amount by the size of every state’s total population and the quantity of ready-to-ship doses from the manufacturer(s). The first shipment will be 46,800 doses of the Pfizer vaccine. The second shipment will be 95,600 of the Moderna vaccine. The state determined  the number of doses going to each location by surveying facilities’ needs for phase 1. Many of the doses allocated to local public health agencies will be administered to health care workers at local hospitals that do not have the capability to store vaccine.

The first two shipments of vaccine will be allocated to the following locations in the following amounts (see table)

For more information about vaccine distribution and the prioritization phases, visit CDPHE’s vaccine webpage.

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Facility NamePfizer Initial AllocationModerna Initial Allocation
Alamosa County Public Health Department600
Animas Surgical Hospital*115
Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center400
Aspen Valley Hospital100500
Baca County Public Health100
Banner Fort Collins Medical Center200
Bent County Public Health100
Boulder County Public Health - Boulder Site600
Boulder County Public Health - Longmont Site100
Castle Rock Adventist Hospital415200
Chaffee County Public Health100
Cheyenne County Public Health100
Children's Hospital Colorado*48756300
Clear Creek County Public Health100
Clinica Family Health - Boulder200
Clinica Family Health - Pecos200
Clinica Family Health - Thornton100
Clinica Family Health - Westminster Federal Heights100
Colorado Canyons Hospital and Medical Center*3000
Colorado Department of Corrections Pharmacy500
Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo2300
Colorado Plains Medical Center150200
Colorado West Health Care - Community Hospital1200
Community Health Services100
Conejos County Public Health100
Costilla County Public Health100
Custer County Public Health Agency100
Delta County Memorial Hospital330300
Delta County Public Health Department100
Denver Health Medical Center29255600
Denver Public Health Immunization Clinic400
Dolores County Public Health100
Eagle County Public Health Avon1100
East Morgan County Hospital200
El Paso County Public Health300
Foothills Hospital (Boulder Community)9752000
Fremont County Department of Public Health and Environment100
Gilpin County Public Health100
Good Samaritan Medical Center975900
Grand County Public Health100
Grand River Medical Center600
Gunnison County Public Health*300600
Haxtun Hospital District50100
Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center345300
Hinsdale County Public Health100
Jefferson County Public Health200
Kaiser Permanente Arapahoe Medical Office200
Kaiser Permanente Aurora Centrepoint Medical Office300
Kaiser Permanente Baseline Medical Office100
Kaiser Permanente Briargate Medical Office100
Kaiser Permanente Brighton Medical Office100
Kaiser Permanente East Denver Medical Office100
Kaiser Permanente Hidden Lake Medical Office200
Kaiser Permanente Highlands Ranch Medical Office100
Kaiser Permanente Lakewood Medical Office300
Kaiser Permanente Lone Tree Medical Office500
Kaiser Permanente Longmont Medical Office100
Kaiser Permanente Rock Creek Medical Office700
Kaiser Permanente Skyline Medical Office200
Kaiser Permanente Smoky Hill Medical Office100
Kaiser Permanente Southwest Medical Office100
Kaiser Permanente Westminster Medical Office300
Kaiser Permanente Wheat Ridge Medical Office100
Kaiser Permanente Franklin Street600
Kiowa County Public Health100
Kit Carson County Dept. of Public Health and Environment100
Lake County Public Health Agency100
Larimer County Department of Health and Environment300
Las Animas - Huerfano Health - Walsenburg100
Las Animas - Huerfano Health Dept. - Trinidad100
Lincoln County Public Health200
Littleton Adventist Hospital600
Longmont United Hospital700
Longs Peak Hospital700
Lutheran Medical Center9751500
Matthews - VU200
McKee Medical Center230200
Medical Center of Aurora3752100
Memorial Hospital400
Mercy Regional Medical Center360800
Mesa County Public Health200
Middle Park Medical Center300
Mineral (Silver Thread) County Public Health Agency100
Moffat County Public Health100
Montezuma County Public Health Dept.100
Montrose County Public Health100
Montrose Memorial Hospital800
Mt. San Rafael Hospital300
National Jewish Health975
North Colorado Medical Center580900
North Suburban Medical Center1300
Northeast Colorado Health Dept200
Northeast Colorado Health Dept- Akron100
Northeast Colorado Health Dept- Fort Morgan100
Northeast Colorado Health Dept- Holyoke100
Northeast Colorado Health Dept- Julesburg100
Northeast Colorado Health Dept- Yuma100
Northwest Colorado Health - Craig100
Optum Medical Center Point Specialty Clinic700
Otero County Health Department - La Junta100
Ouray County Public Health Agency100
Pagosa Springs Medical Center200
Park County Public Health100
Parker Adventist Hospital1200
Parkview Medical Center, Inc.10002500
Penrose-St. Francis Health Services19501100
Platte Valley Medical Center2600
Porter Adventist Hospital1400
Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center9752900
Prowers County Public Health100
Prowers Medical Center175100
Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment*10300
Rio Blanco County Department of Public Health200
Rio Grande County Public Health100
Rio Grande Hospital50100
Rose Medical Center3001500
Routt County Public Health Department100
Saguache County Public Health - Center100
Saguache County Public Health - Saguache100
Saint Joseph Hospital16503000
Salud Family Health Center Brighton100
Salud Family Health Center Commerce City100
Salud Family Health Center Longmont100
Salud Family Health Centers - Fort Collins100
San Juan Basin Public Health100
San Juan County Public Health100
San Miguel County Dept. of Health and Env100
Sedgwick County Memorial Hospital115100
Sky Ridge Medical Center9752600
Southwest Memorial Hospital300200
St. Anthony Hospital9751500
St. Anthony North Health Campus975400
St. Anthony Summit Medical Center180800
St. Mary’s Medical Center6752300
St. Thomas More Hospital300100
Sterling Regional Medical Center300
Summit County Public Health100
Swedish Medical Center19502400
Teller County Public Health and Environment100
Telluride Regional Medical Center100
Tri-County Health Department - Greenwood Village*500
UCHealth Broomfield Hospital200
UCHealth Grandview Hospital100
UCHealth Greeley Hospital*325500
UCHealth Highlands Ranch Hospital700
UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies5001100
UCHealth Poudre Valley Hospital39004100
UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center*580200
University of Colorado Health Memorial Hospital Central39004100
University of Colorado Health Memorial Hospital North800
University of Colorado Hospital Authority78006000
Vail Health Hospital*875800
Valley View Hospital Association2151000
Valley Wide Alamosa Pharmacy500
Weld County Department of Public Health200
Wray Community District Hospital100

* These locations are also serving as hubs and will help us distribute vaccine to other locations. The amount of vaccine listed in this table for these locations is the amount they will administer themselves, not the amount they will distribute to other facilities. This table reflects the final destinations of all doses in the first two vaccine shipments.