News Release – January 4, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccine Update: First Responders Can Register Now
SOUTHWEST UTAH – First responders (including EMTs, law enforcement, firefighters, etc.) can now get the COVID-19 vaccine, along with any healthcare workers. They can register at swuhealth.org/covid-vaccine to set up an appointment at their nearest clinic.
The Southwest Utah Public Health Department (SWUPHD) is currently vaccinating healthcare workers and first responders only. They will be followed by K-12 school staff, then vaccinations will be open to the general public, beginning with people over 75 years of age. Priority for those with underlying health conditions and other age groups will also be announced in the near future.
Please follow local news sources, our website at swuhealth.org/covid, or social media at swuhealth to get notification of when you‘re eligible to get vaccinated. When your priority or age group is open, you will need to register online at swuhealth.org/covid for a vaccine appointment time, and will be able to print off a consent form to fill out and bring with you to the clinic in your county. You can also access the vaccine fact sheet.
As we see case numbers, hospitalizations, and deaths continue from the spread of COVID-19 in our area, we continue to 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.
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