Would you like the COVID-19 vaccine? How to book your appointment in Utah
Utah Governor Spencer Cox announced late last week that he plans to speed up COVID-19 vaccinations in Utah and add new groups to the list of people who can get the vaccine, Deseret News reported. Cox outlined plans for an executive order to ensure this happens.
Utah said a total of 89,431 doses of vaccine had been administered as of Friday, less than half of the nearly 199,000 doses that have been delivered to the state Health Department since the first shipments arrived at the Salt Lake area hospitals in mid-December.
- “That’s still way below where we should be now,” said Cox.
- “In all of our careers combined, there is nothing more important than what we are doing right now. What the world has been waiting for. We are measured by this, by our ability to make these life-saving and career-saving, economic and health-saving drugs available to the people who need them most, ”he added.
- “It is unacceptable for vaccines to be on the shelf and moving forward, I assure you, there will be no vaccines on a shelf,” he said.
According to the Utah coronavirus vaccine website, Utah will begin distributing the COVID-19 vaccine to the following groups:
- Health care workers.
- Nursing staff and residents of the care facility.
- First responder.
- Utahns 70 years and older (from January 18).
Some additional notes:
- People need to make your appointment in advance.
- Don’t show up without an appointment.
- “Please understand that we only have limited vaccines and that the appointments are booked up quickly. It may take a few tries to get an appointment, ”read the Utah coronavirus vaccine page.
How to book an appointment:
Booking an appointment seems pretty easy. All you have to do is contact your local health department to schedule your vaccination. You can also ask vaccination questions.
Here are the phone numbers and contact details of all the health departments listed on the website:
Utah Department of Health
Bear River Health Department (Box Elder, Cache, and Rich County)
Central Utah Department of Public Health (Juab, Millard, Piute, Sanpete, Sevier, and Wayne Counties)
Davis County Health Department
Salt Lake County Health Department
San Juan Health Department
Southeast Utah Health Department (Carbon, Emery and Grand Counties)
- 435-637-3671 (price office)
- 435-381-2252 (Castle Dale office)
- 435-259-5602 (Moab office)
Southwest Utah Health Department (Beaver, Garfield, Iron, Kane, and Washington Counties)
- 435-673-3528 (Washington County Office)
- 435-586-2437 (Iron County Office)
- 435-644-2537 (Kane County Office)
- 435-438-2482 (Beaver County office)
- 435-676-8800 (Garfield County Office)
Summit County Health Department
Tooele County Health Department
TriCounty Health Department (Counties of Daggett, Duchesne, and Uintah)
- 435-247-1177 (French office)
- 435-722-6300 (Roosevelt office)
Utah County Health Department
Wasatch County Health Department
Weber-Morgan Health Department (Counties Morgan and Weber)