Thornton Fire Department in coordination with Tri-County Health Department (TCHD) and North Suburban Medical Center, is working a local vaccine distribution plan. Vaccine supply continues to be very limited, with allocation distributed on a weekly basis, many times the amount of doses being recieved is not known well in advance. 

Thornton Fire Department currently receives small shipments of the vaccine from TCHD and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, and is hoping for future shipments on a regular basis. Thornton Fire operates a drive-thru vaccination clinic at the Margaret Carpenter Recreation Center, 11151 Colorado Boulevard. 

To receive a vaccine you will be required to pre-register for an appointment before arriving at the site. Unfortunately due to the uncertainty and potential delays in delivery of new vaccines, the scheduled clinic days and pre-registration slots per day will vary each week until vaccine delivery becomes more reliable. Each week the new schedule will be posted and the sign-up will be made available to residents.

We ask for your patience and understanding during this process as we work with our partners to get vaccines out as quickly and as safely as we can!   


The Thornton Fire Department is hosting a vaccination clinic for 1st doses on:

  • Saturday, March 6

If you are currently eligible for the limited supply of vaccines. Individuals are required to pre-register for an appointment.  Individuals who are not eligible, or arrive without pre-registering will be turned away. See below for registration information.  Please bring proof of age to help us confirm your eligibility.

*These vaccines do not contain SARS-CoV-2 and cannot give you COVID-19*

You must make an appointment using the Sign Up Genius (link below).   After your vaccination, you will have to wait for approximately 15-30 minutes for monitoring. After your allotted time you may leave when instructed by TFD personnel. 


Click HERE to Register

Please note:  Each individual signing up will need to register separately. A separate email address is required for each household member, the same email address cannot be reused for other individuals.

Disclaimers and medical recommendations

  • Residents with pre-existing conditions and/or previous severe or anaphylatic allergic reaction to vaccinations will be directed to get their vaccine through their primary doctor or through the clinic at North Suburban Medical Center.
  • Per CDC Clinical Guidelines, mRNA COVID-19 vaccines should be administered alone, with a minimum interval of 14 days before or after administration of any other vaccine (Flu, MMR, Pertussis, Pneumonia, Tetanus, HPV, etc.). 

Directions and instructions

  • This is a drive-thru clinic, please do not get out of your vehicle. Enter Carpenter Recreation Center at 110th and Colorado Boulevard and follow the signs and cones.  Do not enter at 112th Avenue.
  • Please be sure everyone is wearing a mask or facial covering.


If you need to cancel your registration, we first ask that you attempt to cancel using the edit my sign up feature on sign up genius, if you are unable to cancel online please call and leave a message at 720-484-0608.  Please include your first and last name and the date of your appointment. This is a message line only. 


If you received your 1st vaccination from Thornton Fire Department, we will contact you through email or phone, if you do not have an email, with instructions on how to sign-up.  Please be patient with us as we work to secure 2nd dose vaccines.  Appointment information will come approximately 5 days before your 2nd dose is due.  We will work to get them scheduled on or close to your 2nd vaccination due date.

Per CDC guidelines, the second dose should be administered as close to the recommended (i.e., 3 weeks [Pfizer-BioNTech] or 1 month [Moderna]) interval as possible. However, if it is not feasible to adhere to the recommended interval, the second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines may be scheduled for administration up to 4 days earlier than the recommended date or up to 6 weeks (42 days) after the first dose. Thornton Fire does take this guideline into consideration when scheduling second dose clinics. 

For more information about clinical considerations and guidelines for the COVID-19 vaccine please visit CDC Vaccine Information.

For those that received their vaccination on:

February 1-2:  The 2nd dose clinic will be held on Thursday, March 4.  An email was sent out on Sunday, February 28 with instructions on how to sign up.  If you did not provide an email, you will be contacted by phone.  If you provided an email and did not receive it, please check your junk/spam folders.  To verify your email address, please email COVID19-vaccine@thorntonco.gov

February 4-5:  The 2nd dose clinic will be held on Friday, March 5.  An email will be sent out on Sunday, February 28 with instructions on how to sign up.  If you did not provide an email, you will be contacted by phone.  If you provided an email and did not receive it, please check your junk/spam folders.  To verify your email address, please email COVID19-vaccine@thorntonco.gov

Again, thank you for your patience as we work through allocation with our local and State partners.

Vaccination Cards: If you misplaced your card or have an error with your name or DOB, we can help at your second appointment. No need to contact us prior to your appointment.  It is highly suggested you take a picture of your vaccination card for your records.

For general inquiries, please call 720-872-6001 or email COVID19-vaccine@thorntonco.gov.  It may take up to two weeks to respond.  Please be patient as we work with our partners to get vaccines distributed.

If you are unable to get a vaccine scheduled with Thornton Fire Department please contact your Primary Care Physician or click the link below,