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IMMUNIZATIONS & VACCINES

Get the protection your family needs

We provide trusted, unbiased, up-to-date information about immunization programs for children, adults and health care professionals in Hinsdale and Mineral County.

All childhood vaccines are available for children 0-18 years of age who are either on Medicaid, are underinsured/uninsured, American Indian, or Alaska Native.

Vaccines are also available for adults with private insurance, on Medicaid, Medicare, or who are uninsured/underinsured.  

*Under federal law, no person may be denied a vaccine that is purchased with federal immunization grant funds, if they meet the criteria listed above.

Mineral and Hinsdale County

We carry most adult and child immunizations recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) including:

COVID-19

We currently carry the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. While demand still far outpaces supply we are working hard to make the vaccine available to everyone in our community as soon as possible. If you are interested in getting a COVID-19 vaccine in Creede or Lake City please complete the following form: https://forms.gle/yW8kxPZZAME4dD8m9. When we are ready to vaccinate your phase group we will call you to schedule your appointment.

To learn more about when you might be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine please visit CDPHE's COVID-19 vaccine information page: https://covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine.



It will take all of us to bring this pandemic to an end. Until then, we all need to continue following critical public health protocols to help prevent more people getting sick from COVID-19:

- Please wear a mask in public spaces
- Maintain at least 6 feet of distance from others
- Avoid large gatherings
- Sanitize and Wash your hands often
- Stay home when you are sick

COVID-19

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Childhood Vaccinations

On-time vaccination helps provide immunity before children are exposed to potentially life-threatening diseases. Vaccines are safe and effective.


All childhood vaccines are available for children 0-18 years of age who have private insurance, are on Medicaid, are underinsured/uninsured, or are American Indian or Alaska Native.


Recommended childhood vaccinations include:

- Chickenpox- Diphtheria
- HIB-Influenza
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- HPV (Human papilloma virus)
- Meningococcal- MMR (Measles, mumps, rubella)
- Pneumococcal (Pneumonia)- Polio
- Rotavirus
- TDAP (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis)
- Varicella

The following are the most useful sites for up to date information on immunizations and vaccines:

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/

https://www.immunizecolorado.org/

https://www.cde.state.co.us/planning20-21/immunization

https://immunize.org/

https://www.chop.edu/centers-programs/vaccine-education-center


To view the recommended immunizations for children from birth to 6 years old, click here.


To view the full recommended child and adolescent immunization schedule (for ages 18 or younger), click here.


To schedule an appointment, or for information on whether your child is due for any vaccines, call:


Hinsdale County:

Shawna Shidler, RN

970-944-0321
shawna@silverthreadphd.org


Mineral County:

Joni Adelman, FNP

719-658-2416
MCNurse@silverthreadphd.org

Childhood Vaccinations

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Adult Vaccinations

Adults need to keep their vaccinations up to date to stay protected from life-threatening and preventable diseases.

Immunity from childhood vaccines can wear off over time, and as an adult, you're at risk for different diseases. Vaccination is one of the most convenient and safest preventive care measures available.

We accept most forms of health insurance and have many vaccines available for uninsured/underinsured adults. These vaccines include Tetanus (Tdap or Td), Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Pneumococcal Pneumonia, Shingles Vaccine, Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR), Varicella, and seasonal influenza.

The following vaccines are usually covered by health insurance:
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Shingles
- Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)
- Influenza
- Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
- Meningococcal
- Pneumococcal
- Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap)
- Varicella

Medicare Part B will pay for the following:
- Influenza
- Pneumococcal Pneumonia
- Hepatitis B for persons at increased risk of hepatitis
- Tetanus

Medicare Part D plans identify covered vaccines through formularies.

Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage Plan Part C that offers Medicare prescription drug coverage may also have coverage for the following:
- Shingles
- Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
- Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap)

To schedule an appointment, or for more information, call:

Hinsdale County:
Shawna Shidler, RN
970-944-0321
shawna@silverthreadphd.org

Mineral County:
Joni Adelman, FNP
719-658-2416
MCNurse@silverthreadphd.org

Adult Vaccinations

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COVID-19

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Childhood Vaccinations

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Adult Vaccinations

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If you live in or are visiting Lake City/Hinsdale County or Creede/Mineral County, our dedicated team is here to help you get the support, guidance, and access to the services you need.

Hinsdale County
Public Health Office

970-944-0321  

Mineral County
Public Health Office

719-658-2416  
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COVID-19

With the COVID-19 vaccine on its way, Colorado is currently preparing to vaccinate eligible Coloradans for Phase 1A.


To slow the spread for everyone, we need to prioritize the highest risk healthcare workers and Coloradans who are most at risk for getting severely sick, or even dying, of COVID-19.


This includes:
- People who have direct contact with COVID-19 patients for 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period
- Long-term care facility staff and residents


Until the vaccine is widely available, we all need to continue to follow critical public health protocols to help prevent more people getting sick:


- Please wear a mask in public
- Maintain at least 6 feet of distance from others
- Avoid gatherings
- Wash your hands often
- Stay home when you are sick


Vaccine Phases & Eligibility


Phase 1B - Winter

- Moderate-risk healthcare workers and responders:
- Health care workers with less direct contact with COVID-19 patients.
- Workers in home health/hospice and dental settings
- EMS, firefighters, police, correctional workers, dispatchers, funeral services, other first responders, and COVID-19 response personnel


Phase 2 - Spring

Higher-risk individuals and essential workers:
- People aged 65 or older
- People of any age with obesity, diabetes, chronic lung disease, significant heart disease, chronic kidney disease, cancer, or are immunocompromised
- People who interact directly with the public at work, such as grocery store workers and school and childcare staff
- People who work in high density settings like farms and meat-packing plants
- Workers serving people that live in high-density settings
- Health care workers not included in Phase 1
- Adults who received a placebo during a COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial


Phase 3 - Summer

General public:
- Anyone age 18-64 without high risk conditions
*Timeline subject to change based on supply chain. Prioritization subject to change based on data, science, availability.

Childhood Vaccinations

On-time vaccination helps provide immunity before children are exposed to potentially life-threatening diseases. Vaccines are safe and effective.


All childhood vaccines are available for children0-18 years of age who are either on Medicaid, are underinsured, uninsured or American Indian or Eskimo native.


Recommended childhood vaccinations include:- Chickenpox
- Diphtheria
- Flu Influenza
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- HPV - Human papillomavirus- Meningococcal
- MMR (Measles, mumps, rubella)- Pneumococcal
- Polio
- Rotavirus
- Tdap
- Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis- Varicella


To view the recommended immunizations for children from birth to 6 years old, click here.


To view the full recommended child and adolescent immunization schedule (for ages 18 or younger), click here.


To schedule an appointment, or for information on whether your child is due for any vaccines, call:
Hinsdale County: Shawna Shidler, RN970-944-0321
shawna@silverthreadphd.org


Mineral County:
Joni Adelman, FNP719-658-2416
MCNurse@silverthreadphd.org

Adult Vaccinations

Adults need to keep their vaccinations up to date to stay protected from life-threatening (and preventable) diseases.


Immunity from childhood vaccines can wear off over time, and as an adult, you're at risk for different diseases. Vaccination is one of the most convenient and safest preventive care measures available.


According to federal law, no person may be denied vaccine that is purchased with federal immunization grant funds for inability to pay if they meet the following criteria:
- They are on Medicaid
- They're underinsured, uninsured
- They're American Indian or Innuit native.


Vaccines are also available for uninsured adults. These vaccines include Tetanus booster (Tdap or Td), Hep A, Hep B, pneumococcal, Zostavax and seasonal influenza.


The following vaccines are usually covered by health insurance:
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Herpes Zoster
- Human Papillomavirus
- Influenza
- Measles, Mumps, Rubella
- Meningococcal
- Pneumococcal
- Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis
- Varicella


Medicare Part B will pay for the following:
- Influenza (flu)
- Pneumococcal
- Hepatitis B for persons at increased risk of hepatitis
- Rabies
- Tetanus


Medicare Part D plans identify covered vaccines through formularies.


Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage Plan Part C that offers Medicare prescription drug coverage may also have coverage for the following:
- Zoster (shingles)
- MMR vaccine
- Tdap

To schedule an appointment, or for more information, call:


Hinsdale County:
Shawna Shidler, RN
970-944-0321
shawna@silverthreadphd.org

Mineral County:
Joni Adelman, FNP
719-658-2416
MCNurse@silverthreadphd.org