Testing and Vaccination

COVID-19 Vaccination

COVID-19 vaccines and treatment drugs will remain free for the time being. You don’t need ID or insurance to get vaccinated. Many providers take walk-ins and same-day appointments. You can get a COVID-19 vaccine at a pharmacy, doctor’s office and other health care providers.

  • Everyone aged 6 months and older should get 1 updated Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to be up to date.
  • People aged 65 years and older may get a 2nd dose of updated Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.
  • People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised may get additional doses of updated Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Under the federal Vaccines for Children program, COVID-19 vaccines will continue to be available at no cost for children through 18 years of age who are uninsured, underinsured, on Medicaid or Medicaid eligible, and/or Alaskan Native or American Indian.
  • The COVID-19 vaccine is considered preventive care. Currently, COVID-19 vaccinations are covered under Medicare Part B without cost sharing, and this will continue. Private insurance plans and Health First Colorado, the state’s Medicaid program and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+), will also continue to cover the vaccine at no charge to enrolled members.
  • As of May 11, 2023, state mobile bus vaccination clinics will no longer operate.

Find a Vaccine

Find providers and appointments near you with these online vaccine appointment search tools:
Vaccine Finder.org

COVID-19 Testing

Getting tested is an important factor in slowing the spread of COVID-19. After May 11, 2023, insurance companies will no longer be required to cover test kits. Some outlets will still offer free test kits while supplies last

If you feel sick or have symptoms of COVID-19, it is important to get tested. At-home tests are reliable, however if your at-home test is negative and you're still experiencing symptoms, you should get a test at a health care provider.

At-Home Testing

Starting Nov. 20, every U.S. household can again place an order to receive four more free COVID-19 rapid tests delivered directly to their home. If you didn’t order tests since the program reopened in September, the site will let you place two orders for a total of eight tests. Order your test kits through COVIDtests.gov. Orders will ship free starting the week of November 27, 2023.

The kits will include instructions on how to verify extended expiration dates. Many kits have had their expiration dates extended beyond what may be printed on the packaging. Order tests at COVIDTests.gov.