COVID-19 Vaccine Update: Ages 70 & Over Can Sign Up Starting January 18th

News Release – January 15, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Update: Ages 70 & Over Can Sign Up Starting January 18th

SOUTHWEST UTAH – People aged 70 and over can register starting Monday, January 18th to get their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. They can sign up at swuhealth.org/covid-vaccine to set up a time at their nearest clinic. A consent form can also be printed from the website to fill out and bring to the appointment. Picture ID and a short-sleeved shirt will also be required. There is no cost for the vaccine although insurance information may be requested. Both full and part-time residents are eligible.

People who don’t have a computer or access to the internet can call to register by phone starting on Tuesday, January 19th. The number will be 435-986-2549. Whether online or by phone, residents may need to keep trying to get through since there is a high demand for vaccines that are shipped to the Southwest Utah Public Health Department (SWUPHD) in limited amounts. It will take many weeks to schedule and vaccinate the 70+ age group.

The SWUPHD will continue vaccinating previous priority groups as well, including non-hospital healthcare workers, first responders, K-12 school staff. Eligibility for other age groups and health conditions will be announced at a later time.

A second dose is needed about a month after the first COVID-19 shot for the best protection against the disease. The state of Utah is recommending that people who have tested positive for COVID-19 wait for 90 days after the positive test to get vaccinated.

Please follow local news sources, our website at swuhealth.org/covid, or social media at swuhealth for COVID-19 updates and vaccine eligibility announcements.

As we see case numbers, hospitalizations, and deaths continue in Southwest Utah from the spread of COVID-19, we encourage all residents to get vaccinated when able and continue to protect your vulnerable loved ones by maintaining distancing, wearing masks when within 6 feet, keeping hands washed, and staying home if sick.

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The mission of the Southwest Utah Public Health Department is to protect the community’s health through the promotion of wellness and the prevention of disease. Visit our website at  www.swuhealth.org

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