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Heath department holds COVID-19 vaccination clinics

| October 27, 2021 1:00 AM

Due to an influx of community interest and limited staff capacity, the Flathead City-County Health Department is administering the COVID-19 vaccine by appointment only at the Flathead County Fairgrounds on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The administration of the vaccine booster doses for Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson and Johnson vaccines was recently approved.

Individuals who would like to make an appointment to receive their booster dose may do so online at https://www.flatheadhealth.org/make-an-appointment/. This scheduling site will be updated regularly to reflect staffing and vaccine availability. If there are no appointments available, continue to check back on the website to schedule an appointment when one becomes available.

When an appointment is scheduled, you will be prompted to select the preferred vaccine that you wish to receive. Due to the limited supply of vaccine at this time, a person’s preference of vaccine is very important, and the health department requests that you do not change vaccine preference at the time of your appointment, as it may impact vaccine availability to others scheduled on that date.

“We are working hard to offer COVID-19 vaccinations to as many eligible community members as possible,” said Joe Russell, Health Officer of the Flathead City-County Health Department. “We appreciate the continued patience of community members as we work to deliver vaccinations as effectively as possible.”

COVID-19 vaccine is available at various other locations around Flathead County. Individuals may visit vaccinefinder.org and type in their ZIP code to find the nearest locations to receive a vaccine. The vaccines continue to be highly effective in reducing risk of severe disease, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19 infection.

Individuals should check flatheadhealth.org for updated information regarding COVID-19 vaccine distribution.