Covid-19 Vaccine Info for Students Ages 16 and Older from Children's Hospital

As of Friday, April 2, 2021, all Coloradans aged 16 and older are eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine (Phase 2). Children’s Hospital Colorado has transitioned its vaccination clinic to serve the broader community of kids and families. Instructions for families about getting a Covid vaccine at Children’s can be found on its website. At this time, the Children’s Hospital Colorado clinic is administering the Pfizer vaccine only. This has been intentionally done, in partnership with the State of Colorado, because the Pfizer vaccine has FDA emergency use authorization for 16-year-olds and will be the first vaccine to gain authorization for 12-year-olds.


  1. Sign up using the web portal. This will enable Children’s Hospital to contact you to schedule your appointment.

  2. Make your appointment. The web portal will automatically invite you to make your first vaccine appointment as slots become available.

  3. Follow up. Once you receive your first dose, the system will automatically schedule your appointment for the second dose. The second appointment will be at the same time 21 days later. This is based on the timeframes outlined in the FDA’s emergency use authorization.

  4. Age requirement: you must be 16 years or older on the day you sign up using the web portal.

Things to Remember

  • Please be courteous. If you find and take an appointment somewhere else, remember to call and cancel any appointments you may have made at Children’s Colorado.

  • All individuals under the age of 18 receiving a vaccine during Phase 2 must have exactly one parent or legally authorized guardian present with them to sign a physical consent form at both the first and second dose appointments.

  • Children’s Hospital Colorado patients ages 16 and older who are already on MyChart will continue receiving invitations to schedule your vaccine appointments through MyChart. Community members who aren’t on MyChart will get a text message to sign up for a vaccine through the web portal.

  • Invitations expire after 72 hours. Registered individuals who do not schedule their appointment within 72 hours of receiving an invitation will need to re-register using the web portal.

  • Questions regarding scheduling a Covid vaccine appointment can be directed to the Children’s Hospital Colorado Covid vaccine hotline, 720-777-8889.


Students and families with questions about receiving the vaccine at Children’s Colorado can read these FAQs for patient families.

Sign up using the web portal