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Planning on getting a vaccine? Please pay attention to the details below:
- If you have insurance, please bring your insurance card.
- Private insurance, Medicaid, and Medicare are all accepted and cover your flu shot.
- No person will be denied a vaccine due to lack of insurance or inability to pay
- Masks/facial coverings are required at the clinic for your safety and the safety of our staff.
- For childhood vaccines or monkeypox vaccines please call us to make an appointment: 970-728-4289
San Miguel County is providing primary series and booster COVID vaccines for those who are eligible. Vaccines are free and available for anyone 6 months of age or over. Many frequently asked questions surrounding the COVID-19 vaccines are answered on the https://covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine-faq Colorado Department of Health and Environment's Vaccine FAQ Page.
Flu vaccines are recommended for everyone 6 months and older every year beginning in the fall. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/season/faq-flu-season-2022-2023.htm Learn more about the flu vaccine. Flu vaccines are offered as supplies last.
Bivalent Booster Doses Available for Children 6 months to 5 years of age
Children 6 months through 5 years of age are required to receive two doses of monovalent COVID-19 vaccine before receiving a dose of bivalent COVID-19 vaccine.
Primary series doses and updated booster doses should be the same vaccine brand for children 6 months through 4 years of age, mix and match dosing is not authorized.
If you were exposed to mpox or are at high risk for exposure, you can get a vaccine called Jynneos. You can view eligibility information here [LINK]. San Miguel County Public Health has vaccines available for those who qualify. Please call our department to schedule an appointment: 970-728-4289 or email email@example.com.
Vaccines For Children Provider
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.
Immunizations available include:
6 months and up:
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 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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)
For more information and frequently asked questions, visit the CDC's Vaccines for Children program page [LINK].
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.
- AAP'S Childhood Immunization Support Program (CISP) - Information for providers and parents
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Immunization Program - Information about vaccine safety, including parent's guide to childhood immunizations
- Colorado Immunization Program