Vaccines (and gift cards) coming to Regis’ Thornton Campus

Two events offer COVID-19 protection for north metro residents

Tepeyac Community Health Center and Regis University’s Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions are partnering to bring COVID-19 vaccines to the Thornton community.

Regis and Tepeyac will host two vaccine events, both of which are open to those 18 and older. The first will be June 25, with the second dose to be offered July 23. The second event will be July 16, with dose two offered Aug. 14.

All events will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. at Regis University’s Thornton Campus, 500 E. 84th Avenue, Suite B-12.

No insurance? No ID? No problem. The Moderna vaccines are free, and everyone who receives the second dose goes home not only with protection from COVID-19, but with a $15 Sav a Lot grocery gift card. Everyone vaccinated at the first event also will be eligible for the state’s million-dollar vaccine lottery. The last of five planned drawings for $1 million prizes is set for July 7. 

Appointments are encouraged but not required. They can be made by visiting or by calling 303.458.5302 and asking to speak with the health promotions team.

As of June 9, an estimated 46 percent of eligible state residents were fully vaccinated, according to Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment figures. But with new COVID-19 variants circulating in the state and with nearly 400 people in the state – most of them unvaccinated – hospitalized with the virus as of June 9, political leaders and healthcare providers are urging more residents to protect themselves against COVID-19.

Tepeyac Community Health Center is a non-profit health center that has been providing care to medically underserved members of the Denver community for more than 25 years. Learn more about the center at

The Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions at Regis is home to innovative degree programs in its colleges of pharmacy, physical therapy and nursing as well as the divisions of counseling and family therapy and health services education.


About Regis University

Established in 1877, Regis University is a premier, globally engaged institution of higher learning in the Jesuit tradition that prepares leaders to live productive lives of faith, meaning and service. Regis University, one of 27 Jesuit universities in the nation, has three campus locations in the Denver metro area and extensive online program offerings with more than 8,000 enrolled students. For more information, visit