Immunizations

San Miguel County Public Health is a registered Vaccines For Children (VFC) provider. The VFC program is a federally funded program through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that helps ensure that all children have a better chance of getting their recommended vaccinations on time without cost being a barrier.


Schedule an appointment

The immunization clinics occur by appointment, at the San Miguel County Public Health Department, 333 W. Colorado Ave., 3rd Floor, Telluride, CO. Medicaid, CHP+, and private insurance are accepted. According to federal law, no person may be denied a vaccine that is purchased with federal immunization grant funds for inability to pay.

To set up an appointment, please call (970) 728-4289.


How to prepare for your appointment

We want to make sure your child is receiving the correct type of vaccines and on the appropriate schedule. This requires up-to-date and accurate vaccination records to be reviewed by the Public Health Nurse prior to your appointment. Please come to the vaccine clinic with your vaccination records and insurance information if applicable.


Why should I get my child immunized?

On-time vaccination throughout childhood is essential because it helps provide immunity before children are exposed to potentially life-threatening diseases. Immunization is a safe and effective way to protect your babies, young children, and adolescents from at least 15 harmful and contagious diseases. Vaccines are tested to ensure that they are safe and effective for children to receive at the recommended ages.


When should I get my child vaccinated?

View the recommended vaccination schedules here. Public Health will work with you to determine the best time your child should receive their childhood immunizations. 


VFC Program Eligibility 

Children through 18 years of age who meet at least one of the following criteria are eligible to receive VFC vaccine:

  • Medicaid eligible: A child who is eligible for the Medicaid program. (For the purposes of the VFC program, the terms “Medicaid-eligible” and “Medicaid-enrolled” are equivalent and refer to children who have health insurance covered by a state Medicaid program)

  • Uninsured: A child who has no health insurance coverage

  • American Indian or Alaska Native: As defined by the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (25 U.S.C. 1603)

  • Underinsured

For more information and frequently asked questions, visit the CDC’s Vaccine For Children Program.

Immunization Resources for Parents

There are thousands of websites on vaccinations. It is a challenge for parents to sort through all of it. When considering vaccinations it is just as important to consider risks associated with not vaccinating.