COVID Guidance

Vaccines for All: Colorado Vaccine Bus Clinics

Colorado Vaccine Bus at Connections in Greeley
The Colorado Vaccine Bus at Connections in Greeley, December 2021.

Connections for Independent Living has teamed with North Colorado Health Alliance and Sunrise Community Health to host a series of mobile clinics in northeastern Colorado communities. Our first tour was December 20-22, 2021, with stops in Greeley, Haxtun, Wray, and Yuma. Nearly 300 Coloradans received vaccinations at these stops.

The second tour of our Connections Colorado Vaccine Bus Clinics was successful! 36 people recieved vacinations at one of our four stops that included Kersey, Holyoke, Julesburg, and Akron. 
Schedule your appointment for any of these clinics online.

Wray COVID 19 Vaccination Bus

These mobile clinics in partnership with the State of Colorado were provided at no cost to the recipient the COVID-19 vaccines and the seasonal flu vaccine.

  • Clinic hours are 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • No reservations are required for a vaccination.
  • Health insurance is not required.
  • Recipients can receive their first, second or booster COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Everyone 5 years of age and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination.
  • COVID-19 vaccines include choice of Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. [Learn more about the vaccines.]
  • Participants may choose to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and the seasonal flu vaccine the same day if they desired.
  • The clinics include a Spanish-speaking professional.

    Seeking other dates for the mobile vaccination clinics? Explore the online calendar. You may also schedule your vaccine appointment through this free online service.

NOCO Now logo artListen to Connections Executive Director Rochelle Mitchell-Miller, recorded live on KFKA’s NOCO Now with Tanner Schwindt December 20. She discusses Connections’ Colorado Vaccine Bus Tour with our partner organizations and why vaccinations are important for Coloradans who live with disabling conditions.

COLORADO VACCINE BUS TOUR PARTNERS:

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Living in a time of COVID-19

SMART ACTIONS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH & COVID-19

It’s clear there is plenty of confusing, contradictory, and even misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccines. At Connections for Independent Living, our team stands ready to provide guidance and assistance in making sure you’re safe from potential infection or illness resulting from the COVID-19 virus.

If you have already been vaccinated, thank you

If you haven't yet received your vaccination, here are some common-sense guidance that can help you in your decision process
  • Find a provider. Vaccine providers are becoming increasingly accessible throughout northeastern Colorado. Your doctor or healthcare provider may be able to provide some assistance. The team at Connections can also help you find a provider that is convenient to you.
  • Schedule your vaccination. While appointment availability was challenging earlier this year, today, many providers offer same day appointments or within a few days. There are some providers that don’t require appointments. Remember that with the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines, you will have a second appointment about one month after your first shot. Connections can help with scheduling.
  • Vaccines are free of cost. All Coloradans can receive the vaccine at no cost. If you have insurance or Medicare/Medicaid, the vaccine provider will appreciate your insurance information. If you don’t have insurance, you’ll not be liable for the cost.
  • Talk to your doctor. If you are immunocompromised, or have questions as to which COVID-19 vaccine is right for you, your personal physician can offer assistance. Vaccines affect people differently. Personal health can be critical in determining whether a vaccine may have adverse side effects.
  • Transportation is available. If you don’t drive, finding a ride to and from your vaccination appointment can be challenging. Connections can help you in this process. We can arrange a complimentary ride with an established, local ride service, or in some cases, provide you with a ride using our Connections vehicles.
  • ASL interpreting. Connections offers free American Sign Language interpreting for persons who are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing for vaccination appointments. Contact Connections for more information.

Your Colorado vaccination options

  • All residents age 5 and older are now eligible for vaccination.
  • Contact Connections if our team can be of assistance with questions about vaccinations, or for help in finding a convenient vaccination location. Call us at 970-352-8682 or send an email message
  • The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment maintains a vaccination information line at 877-CO-VAC-CO (877-268-2926). Or, visit the State online.
  • For Greeley and Weld County residents, Sunrise Community Health offers no-reservation vaccination clinics. Sunrise also manages a Colorado Vaccine Bus, providing mobile vaccination locations throughout northeastern Colorado.
  • The Northeast Colorado Health Department maintains a website with local vaccination providers.
  • There are several transportation options available.
    • Greeley and Weld County residents can schedule rides to vaccinations with 60+ Ride, a free transportation service. The Greeley-based nonprofit organization provides transportation to 1,000 customers. They will prioritize service for persons going to and from vaccination appointments.
    • Greeley and Evans residents are served by Greeley Evans Transit, which provides fixed route bus service and Call-N-Ride, along with a Paratransit service.
    • In northeastern Colorado, the Prairie Express bus system in Sterling provides fixed route service in the city, along with demand-response service Mondays through Fridays. In Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington and Yuma counties, the County Express bus system provides response-based service. Transportation is also available to northern Front Range destinations like Denver, Fort Collins and Greeley.
  • If you are unable to physically visit a community-based vaccine location, you are invited to register for in-home appointments through the Colorado Vaccine Hotline. Call 877-268-2926. The Hotline is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and offers multiple languages.
  • The Disability Information and Access Line (DIAL) is a first-of-its-kind national call center to connect people with disabilities to information, assistance and resources that can help them make informed decisions about and receive access to COVID-19 vaccines that are available in their communities. DIAL graphic artDIAL can also provide information and services that promote independent living and address fundamental needs, such as food, housing, and transportation. Contact DIAL at 888-677-1199 from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. MT, Monday-Friday or email DIAL@usaginganddisability.org for assistance. Connections is the local, northeastern Colorado affiliate for the DIAL program.

COVID Booster Shots

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that Americans age 18 and older can receive booster shots for the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

The booster should be of the same vaccine, if possible, but “mix-and-match” vaccinations are permitted.

Boosters can be administered at least six months following the primary series for those who received Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines. For individuals who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, a booster can be added at two months following vaccination. There is no cost to receiving a booster shot. Individuals can self-attest they are eligible for the booster; no note or order from a doctor is necessary.

Watch a short video from the Administration for Community Living regarding boosters for older persons and individuals who live with disabling conditions. Boosters can help keep your family safe.

Your Colorado COVID testing options

  • Contact Connections if our team can be of assistance with questions about testing for COVID. Call us at 970-352-8682 or send an email message
  • The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment maintains information online regarding free community testing sites. These sites do not require personal identification, proof of health insurance, or a doctor’s note. In addition, some pharmacies offer testing at no cost.
  • The Northeast Colorado Health Department maintains an online listing of free testing locations in the region. 
  • Testing is recommended if you experience any of the following symptoms:
    • Fever or chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea
  • There are also Colorado telehealth services available that can provide free or low-cost COVID assistance and guidance.
  • Even if you are fully vaccinated, it is possible you can become infected with COVID, particularly with the Delta and Omicron variants. You may become ill with the infection, or potentially spread the virus to others who are not vaccinated. Taking precautions when in large groups indoors or in close proximity with others whose vaccination status is unknown to you is advised.