COVID-19 Vaccine News in Utah
Updated as of 1/15/21
More details come out at the state level regularly about how the COVID-19 vaccine will continue to be distributed over the next few months.
AP News – Anger in states over pace of COVID-19 vaccine allotments
New York Times –Who gets priority? Patchwork U.S. vaccination policies create uncertainty.
New York Times – Biden Plans Big Vaccine Push, Despite Limited Supplies
Fox 13 News – As Trump administration promised to ship out vaccine reserves, it was already gone, says reports
Fox 13 News – ‘UK variant’ COVID-19 strain detected in Utah, Health Dept. says
Deseret News – Over 70? Here’s what you need to do to receive a vaccination
VACCINE DISTRIBUTION TIMELINE FOR UTAH
UDOH has published an updated timeline on their site at https://coronavirus.utah.gov/vaccine-distribution
- Sign up for the UDOH COVID vaccine updates – Sign up to receive COVID-19 vaccine every 1-2 weeks from UDOH using this online form.
- Submit your interest with UDOH to enroll as a COVID-19 vaccine provider –Read the requirements including a facility checklistand then complete the provider interest survey as soon as possible. If approved for enrollment as a COVID-19 vaccine provider, your office may serve as an immunization provider for your patient population in later phases of vaccine distribution. If you have additional questions you can email email@example.com.
- Continue to check with the local health department that serves your area for updates – Keep in mind that many of our local health departments are still developing methods to inform their communities about vaccine distribution, including healthcare workers who are not receiving the vaccine through an employer. We will continue to check for current information and post it here and indicate how recently the information has been updated. Below are links and/or instructions to each of the 13 health departments that serve the state:
LOCAL AREA HEALTH DEPARTMENT INFORMATION
- Bear River (Box Elder, Cache, Rich counties) The Bear River Health Dept has finally developed a page on their website with updated vaccine and clinic information. Updated as of 1/15/21
- Central Utah (Juab, Millard, Piute, Sevier, Wayne, Sanpete counties) – Central Utah has created a Google form link from their website for people to sign up to receive vaccine updates. Updated as of 1/15/21
- Davis County – Davis County has a detailed update of the timeline and created a robust scheduling system on their website at https://www.daviscountyutah.gov/health/covid-19/vaccine Updated as of 1/15/21
- Salt Lake County
- Utahns 70 and Older: Appointments are now full. If we are able to secure additional vaccine doses, we will reopen appointments. Please check back with us next week. If you believe you booked an appointment but did not receive a confirmation email or text, please send ONE EMAIL with your name, date of birth, and a phone number to ImmsSupport@slco.org and we will be in touch in coming days. We have many emails to respond to, so please be patient.
- Healthcare Workers: An appointment is REQUIRED. Click here to schedule your appointment.
- School Staff in Salt Lake County are eligible to be vaccinated by Community Nursing Services (CNS) through their school or district. Click here for information from CNS about when each district is scheduled.
- Second Doses: We anticipate opening scheduling for second doses the week of January 18. You may only schedule your second dose AFTER you’ve received your first dose.
- San Juan County – Their website is back up, and they have a link that says “Vaccine information,” but it only links back to the state website, no local vaccination information provided. Please call them directly at (435) 359-0038. Updated as of 1/15/21
- Southeast Utah (Carbon, Emery, Grand counties) has created an updated page on their website with a scheduler and a link to receive updates. Updated as of 1/15/21
- Southwest Utah (Garfield, Iron, Kane, Washington, Beaver counties) has created a detailed schedule of vaccination priority group and how to register for upcoming clinics using Signup Genius. Updated as of 1/15/21
- Summit County has created a link for those 70+ to sign up. Not sure if they have vaccines or if they are simply signing people up for updates. There is also a link to sign up to receive email updates about vaccine distribution from the County. Updates as of 1/15/21
- Tooele County has finally posted sign up information for those 70+ to start receiving the vaccine starting 1/19/21. They ask those who have had the virus in the past 90 days to wait to sign up. Updated as of 1/15/21
- TriCounty (Daggett, Duchesne, Uintah counties) Anyone 70 years old or older that is interested in the COVID-19 vaccine can call the COVID-19 hotline (1-800-456-7707), choose option 6 by pressing 6 on your phone and press 1 to talk to a live person. They will take name, phone number and city where you live and someone from TCHD will get in contact and schedule an appointment for a vaccine. Updated as of 1/15/21
- Utah County Schedule an appointment to be vaccinated if you in one of the priority groups eligible to receive a vaccine now or for those 70+ when they become available. Updated as of 1/15/21
- Wasatch County has finally created a page on their website about how to register to receive a vaccine for those 70+.
- Weber-Morgan all appointments are full for the week of January 18th for all priority groups. Use the link provided to check for updates. Updated as of 1/15/21
If you receive any helpful information that we can add to our website and newsletters, please let us know at munozb@utahafp,org