News Release – February 16, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccine Update: More Appointments for Ages 70+ Open February 17
SOUTHWEST UTAH – The Southwest Utah Public Health Department is opening sign-ups for over 5,000 COVID-19 vaccine appointments on Wednesday, February 17th. These will be for clinics scheduled for the first three weeks in March and are for residents age 70 and over and anyone in previous priority groups (non-hospital healthcare providers, first responders, & K-12 school staff).
Registration will be online at swuhealth.org, beginning at 9:00 am on February 17 until filled. As always, people will need to sign up for vaccine clinics in the county where they currently live (and bring proof of residence to the appointment). The clinics for Washington County will be held at the St. George Active Life Center at 245 N 2W, unless otherwise indicated. Clinic locations for Iron, Kane, Beaver, and Garfield counties are given when signing up. Please do not arrive any earlier than 5 minutes before your appointment.
Second dose appointments will continue to open on Mondays at 9am at swuhealth.org. There is currently no maximum time after the waiting period to get the second dose, so there is plenty of leeway if you can’t find an appointment right away.
The next eligible groups will be people age 65 and older and any adults with certain underlying health conditions. Please follow local news sources, our website at swuhealth.org/covid, or social media at swuhealth for COVID-19 updates and vaccine eligibility announcements.
Although COVID-19 case numbers, hospitalizations, and deaths are currently decreasing in Southwest Utah, 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.