COVID-19 testing and vaccinations

Vaccination and Testing | Pitkin County COVID-19 Response & Recovery

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COVID-19 Vaccination

When should I get vaccinated?

Staying ‘Up-To-Date’ on your vaccinations means that you have received the most recent recommended dose that you are eligible for. You can read more about COVID-19 vaccines on the CDC Covid-19 Vaccination Webpage.

Where can I get vaccinated? 

There are no longer any public vaccination clinics in Pitkin County, but more will be planned for the fall of 2023.  Please reach out to your local primary care provider if you’d like to get vaccinated or boosted. For vaccination providers across Colorado please visit the CDPHE’s where to get vaccinated webpage.

COVID-19 Vaccination Records

Below are some resources to help find your vaccination records online. You can always speak to your physician to access any medical records including your immunizations.

If you would rather talk with someone about your record, call the Colorado Immunization Information System at 888-611-9918 or 877-268-2926 and ask if your vaccination record is present in the system. Please feel free to read more regarding vaccinations from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the CDC.

COVID-19 Testing

When should I get tested?

While anyone who developed symptoms is eligible to seek testing with their medical providers, it is recommended that individuals who are eligible for treatment seek a PCR test with their physician.

PCR tests are more sensitive than at-home antigen tests and thus are still the best tool to diagnose COVID-19. However, at-home antigen tests are still effective and useful and a positive antigen test is a true positive.

Where can I get tested?

There are no longer any free testing sites in Pitkin County. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms please reach out to your primary care provider for testing and to access treatment. 

You may also search the CDPHE Testing Site Finder and CDC Testing Site Finder to view regional and national providers. 

Early COVID-19 Treatments

COVID-19 medications are now available through your doctor, local pharmacies, and health clinics. If you have COVID-19 symptoms, test positive and your physician decides treatment is appropriate for you; do not wait to get treated. You must take oral COVID-19 medication within 5 days of your first COVID-19 symptoms. Oral COVID-19 medications are not yet available over-the-counter and do require a prescription from a physician. 

If you have tested positive for COVID-19, talk to your doctor, visit a local community health center or pharmacy location that offers telehealth appointments with a provider who can assess your eligibility and prescribe an oral antiviral to a pharmacy of your choice.

What to do if you test positive?

You should start isolating immediately. Please read more about isolation and quarantine, including the most up-to-date requirements and guidelines on the CDC’s website.

If you need assistance please see our resources page.

What do you do if you test negative?

If you test negative but are experiencing symptoms, please continue to isolate until 24 hours after symptoms, including fever, resolve without the aid of medication. Even if you are not sick with COVID-19, you are still ill and should continue to participate in the Healthy Best Practices.

Please feel free to read more at CDPHE and CDC.

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