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COVID-19 Vaccine


COVID-19 VACCINE

We’re in this together.

 

At Optum and Mountain View Medical Group, keeping you healthy is our top priority, and protecting yourself and your family during the pandemic is an important part of managing your health. 

 

We are now accepting COVID-19 vaccine appointment requests from Phase 2 patients. Phase 2 includes the general public ages 12 and older subject to specific vaccine guidelines.  Please click here for more information regarding vaccine phases.

 

To receive a COVID-19 Vaccine, please select one of the following:

 

  1. Walk-ins welcome! You can walk into our COVID-19 vaccine location at 6025 Delmonico Dr., Thursdays and Fridays from 8 am - 11:45 am & 1 pm - 4:45 pm to receive a vaccine.
  2. Call our COVID-19 Vaccine hotline at 1-719-463-5650 and our team will schedule you for the COVID-19 Vaccine.
  3. Speak with us at your next appointment.  Please let a member of our team know at your next visit that you would like to receive the COVID-19 Vaccine and they will schedule you for an appointment.

  


For more information, please visit our COVID-19 information page: cosprings.optum.com/covid-19-info.


BOOSTER SHOTS

An advisory panel to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) voted to recommend additional booster shots be given to those fully vaccinated individuals who received an mRNA (Moderna or Pfizer) vaccine, considered to be high risk – immunocompromised. Immunocompromised individuals can begin receiving a third mRNA booster shot immediately.
 
The following list, which is not all inclusive, are examples of conditions that would qualify: Solid organ, stem cell or bone marrow transplant patients; cancer patients; HIV/AIDS patients; patients with autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Crohn’s disease, Ulcerative Colitis etc.; patients who are on chronic steroid therapy or taking immunomodulating or immunosuppressive medication; patients with primary or hereditary immune disorders.
    
Patients will not need a prescription, proof, or the sign-off of a healthcare provider in order to prove they are immunocompromised and receive the additional dose.
 
Mixing of mRNA vaccines is permitted for the third shot if the original vaccine is not available. OPTUM Colorado Springs currently only has the Pfizer vaccine. The Pfizer vaccine may be given to those who initially received Moderna.
 
There is still no recommendation from the CDC or FDA about what to do with those individuals who received the J&J vaccine. We are awaiting further guidance from the CDC. We are also awaiting further guidance on giving boosters to all other populations. Please continue to check our web page for further updates.
 
Scheduling can begin immediately. Please call our OPTUM hotline at 719-463-5650 to make your appointment.
 


MORE INFORMATION

 

 Want more information?

 

There are several ways to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine:

 

•   Visit the CDC COVID-19 website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/

 

•   Visit the Colorado Department of Health and Environments COVID-19 website at https://covid19.colorado.gov/

 

•   Visit the El Paso County Health Department How Will I get the vaccine page at https://www.elpasocountyhealth.org/how-will-i-get-the-vaccine

 

If you are feeling sick or need care, please contact your doctor’s office. You do not need to contact your doctor, at this time, to schedule a vaccine appointment.

 


TRANSPORTATION

Free rides to and from COVID-19 vaccination appointments may be available in your area.

Call 1-719-600-2221 or visit:

EnvidaCares.org

SilverKey.org

FVSCenter.org

 


VACCINE FEES

Administrative fees will be incurred when receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.  You should not incur any out of pocket costs as your insurance company will cover the costs.