​COVID-19 Vaccine

Thornton Fire Department in coordination with Tri-County Health Department (TCHD) and North Suburban Medical Center, is working a local vaccine distribution plan. Because initial vaccine supply is expected to be very limited, it will be distributed over the next several weeks.

Thornton Fire Department received a small initial shipment of the vaccine from TCHD and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, and is hoping for future shipments on a regular basis. Starting next week, Thornton Fire will begin 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!   

Who is currently eligible?

Phase 1A - 70+

If you are 70 years or older, you are currently eligible for the limited supply of vaccines. Individuals are required to pre-register for an appointment.  Testing location will be at the Margaret Carpenter Recreation Center. Individuals who are not 70 years and older, 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. 

This vaccination is the Moderna vaccination and will be provided in two doses. At this time, there are no FDA approved vaccines to prevent COVID-19. 

*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. 


All slots for the vaccination clinic have filled, 

please check back as we will open slots as more vaccines become available.

Cómo registrarse:

Se han llenado todos los espacios para la clínica de vacunación, 

Vuelva a consultar, ya que abriremos espacios a medida que haya más vacunas disponibles.

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 will be directed to get their vaccine through their primary doctor or through the clinic at North Suburban Medical Center.

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.

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,

Find out where you can get vaccinated here