COVID-19 Vaccine Information
Below is the plan for Covid-19 Vaccines as outlined by the state.
Updated 1-11-21: Below is the most up to date information available to us at this time regarding the plan for vaccine distribution in Montrose County. Currently, Public Health is distributing vaccines for those who meet 1a and 1b criteria described in the image below. Cedar Point Health is not currently involved with vaccine distribution. Register with the county using the link below. Contact Montrose County Public Health with questions. We will update this site when we know more details for CPH patients.
Current Phase: 1B
For Montrose County residents who meet 1B criteria, click HERE to PREREGISTER FOR YOUR VACCINE.
Covid-19 Vaccine FAQ
When can I receive the vaccine?
Public health is establishing the strategy for distribution of the vaccine. The general structure will look like this:
1. Healthcare workers, first responders, nursing home residents, frontline essential workers, and people age 70 and up (winter)
2. High risk patients and other essential workers(spring)
3. General public (summer)
Can I be placed on your waiting list for COVID-19?
No waiting list will be managed for the COVID-19 vaccine. Public health will structure an order in which people may receive the vaccine based on risk of severe disease.
Am I high risk?
High risk individuals include:
• People with chronic lung disease including moderate to severe asthma.
• People who have serious heart conditions.
• People who have weakened immune systems.
• People determined to be at high risk by a licensed health care provider.
Can I get COVID-19 from the vaccine?
No. The vaccine is made from only a small, noninfectious part of the virus that cannot cause COVID-19.
What symptoms can I expect from the vaccine?
It is common to have pain and swelling in the arm where you are injected. Fever, chills, fatigue, and headache may also occur.
Can I receive COVID-19 vaccine with the medications I take?
There are currently no medications which prevent receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
Do I need the vaccine if I already had COVID-19?
Natural immunity after COVID-19 is known to decrease over time. We do recommend vaccination even if you previously had COVID-19.
How much does the vaccine cost?
There is no individual out of pocket cost for the vaccine.