Where to Get the MMR Vaccine

Measles is on the rise across the country. Although there is no outbreak in Denver, we are vulnerable. Researchers from Johns Hopkins University and the University of Texas at Austin recently identified Denver County as one of the top 25 counties most at risk to experience a measles outbreak.

The Public Health Institute at Denver Health and Denver Public Schools want to keep your child safe, healthy and in school. The measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine is the best way to protect your child against measles. Make sure your child is fully immunized against this extremely contagious disease.

What does measles look like?

At first, measles looks like a cough or cold, along with a high fever, sneezing and coughing. Then comes a rash all over your child’s body. About one in four people who get measles will be hospitalized.

Measles is very contagious. If a child with measles in your child’s classroom coughs or sneezes, the virus remains in the air for up to two hours and can infect your child during that time. The virus also stays alive on surfaces – like desks and counters.

When should my child get vaccinated?

The MMR vaccine is administered in two doses. The first dose is given when your child is between 12 and 15 months old. The second dose is given when your child is between four and six years old.

Missed a shot? See your doctor or nurse about how to catch up.

Children between ages 4 and 6 are required to have their final MMR vaccination, or a valid exemption, before entering kindergarten.

Do I need insurance?

The MMR vaccine is covered by insurance. The Immunization Clinic, Denver Health and community partners listed below, accept most forms of insurance, including Medicaid, and also has no- and low-cost options. No child is ever turned away for inability to pay.

What if a measles case occurs in my child’s school?

If your child gets measles, your child must stay home for four days after he or she gets the rash.

If you cannot prove your child has been vaccinated or has had measles before, and they spend time with a child who has measles, your child is at risk. Your child must stay home and away from school until the outbreak is over. The outbreak ends 21 days after a rash appears on the last person sick at your school.

MMR Vaccination Locations

In our community, there are many low-cost, convenient locations where children can get their MMR vaccine. Some clinics require an appointment, others don’t.

Immunization Clinic

The Immunization Clinic serves Denver Public Schools students and their families regardless of ability to pay.

Immunization Clinic
660 N. Bannock St., Pavilion L, 2nd Floor
Denver, CO 80204
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Call for an appointment or more information: 303-602-3520

Denver Health's School-based Health Centers (SBHC)

There are 17 School-based Health Centers (SBHC) located in Denver Public Schools around the city. If there is not a location at your child's school, use the location most convenient for you. Parents and students can access care without an appointment as all clinics accept walk-ins, however, we recommend calling ahead to make sure there is room in the schedule. To make an appointment, call the Denver Health appointment line at 303-436-4949.

  • Abraham Lincoln Campus
    2285 S. Federal Blvd.
    Denver, CO 80219
  • Bruce Randolph Campus
    3955 Steele St.
    Denver, CO 80205
  • Evie Dennis Campus
    4800 Telluride St.
    Denver, CO 80249
  • Florence Crittenton Campus
    55 S. Zuni
    Denver, CO 80223
  • John F. Kennedy High School
    2855 S. Lamar St.
    Denver, CO 80227 
  • Kepner Campus
    911 Hazel Ct.
    Denver, CO 80219
  • Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy
    2250 S. Quitman Way
    Denver, CO 80219
  • Lake Campus
    1820 Lowell Blvd.
    Denver, CO 80204
  • Manual Campus
    1700 E. 28th Ave.
    Denver, CO 80205
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Early College Campus
    19535 E. 46th Ave.
    Denver, CO 80249
  • Montbello Campus
    5000 Crown Blvd.
    Denver, CO 80239
  • North Campus
    2960 N. Speer Blvd.
    Denver, CO 80211
  • Place Bridge Academy - Open during summer!
    7125 Cherry Creek North Dr.
    Denver, CO 80224
  • Rachel B. Noel Campus
    5290 Kittredge St.
    Denver, CO 80239
  • South High School
    1700 E. Louisiana Ave.
    Denver, CO 80210
  • Thomas Jefferson High School
    3950 S. Holly St.
    Denver, CO 80237
  • West Campus
    951 Elati St.
    Denver, CO 80204


Denver Health's Family Health Centers

Call Denver Health at 303-436-4949 to make an appointment at the family health center location most convenient for you.

*Please note that if the patient is new to Denver Health they would need to first have a new patient visit to establish care before scheduling an immunization appointment.