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Missoula City-County Health Department to offer 400 COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments

 

February 4, 2021



The Missoula City-County Health Department (MCCHD) will hold more public vaccination clinics on Tuesday, Feb. 9 and Wednesday Feb. 10 at the former Lucky’s Market in the Southgate Mall. Approximately 400 first-dose COVID-19 vaccine appointments are available, with 200 appointments scheduled each day. Appointments will open online at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 8. The link to make appointments will be available on the Vaccine Information page at http://covid19.missoula.co/. This clinic will not take walk-ups and appointments are mandatory.

These appointments will be offered online only due to the low volume of appointments being offered. We have also adopted a new online appointment software that will now only require a first name, last name, and email address of the patient for an appointment. Submitting a phone number to get appointment reminders via text message will be optional.

Appointments are only available to county residents who fall into tier 1 of phase 1b. Tier 1 of Phase 1b includes those ages 70 and older, American Indians ages 16 and older, and people of color ages 16 and older. Phase 1a patients will continue to be eligible.

We appreciate the public’s patience as the large disparity between the number of people seeking vaccines and the number of vaccines available persists. The vaccine shortage is nationwide. Community leaders continue to advocate for more doses at every opportunity. Missoula County is ready to deliver thousands of doses each day as soon as the vaccine supply increases and is made available.

While we wait, the health department encourages people to continue to take the standard precautions against transmission of the virus: masking, social distancing, washing hands and keeping their social circles small

 

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