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COVID Vaccine

Updated April 20, 2023

Do I need a booster?
  • If you received a COVID booster in September 2022 or later, you are up to date and don't need additional COVID vaccine at this time. A booster next fall may be recommended for everyone.
  • People over 65 or who are immunocompromised may choose to receive an additional booster dose now, as long as their last dose was at least 4 months ago.
  • If you have not had a vaccine dose since August 2022 or earlier, we recommend you receive a bivalent booster now. See the next section below for where you can get the booster.
Where can I get a COVID vaccine?
There are several ways to get a FREE COVID-19 vaccine or booster for you or your child (all boosters are now bivalent omicron boosters):

  1. SLCoHD Immunization Clinics
    We accommodate walk-in clients without an appointment before 3pm, but to guarantee being seen please make an appointment at 385-468-SHOT (7486).
    If you have health insurance, please bring your card. (Insurance is not required.)

  2. CNS Mass Vaccination SiteCNS Immunization Program

  3. Local Pharmacy or Private Provider

    • Visit and enter your ZIP code and locate your preferred provider; OR
    • Contact your existing healthcare provider about getting vaccinated through their office.
Is the COVID vaccine safe?

In the United States, there are many steps in place to make sure vaccines are safe and effective. These steps include clinical trials and reviews by many independent scientists, medical professionals, and public health experts. The COVID vaccine has undergone these rigorous steps, just like all vaccines; no steps were skipped or rushed.

How much will the vaccine cost?

There is no cost to you to be vaccinated. If you have health insurance, vaccine providers (including Salt Lake County Health Department) may bill your insurance a vaccine administration fee. If you do not have insurance, you will not be charged.

What if I lose my COVID-19 vaccination card?

To request your own immunization record, you must be 18 years or older. If you are requesting the record of a minor under 18, you must be the child's parent or legal guardian at the time of the request.

Immunization records are protected, confidential records so you must prove your identity with photo identification before you may receive the record.

You can request an immunization record via one of the four ways below. Note that options 2, 3, and 4 require your vaccine provider to participate in the Utah Statewide Immunization Information System (USIIS). If the provider of one or more of your vaccines does not participate in USIIS, the vaccine(s) from that provider may not be included in your record. In that case, only the provider of the vaccine(s) can give you an accurate immunization record. Providers are not required to participate in USIIS, and the public health system cannot provide immunization records that providers haven't input into USIIS.

  1. From your healthcare provider
    Most healthcare providers in Utah are connected to the Utah Statewide Immunization Information System (USIIS). Contact your provider and ask if they can give you an Official USIIS Personal Utah Immunization Record. If your provider does not participate in USIIS, they can print your immunization record from their own medical record system.

  2. Through the Docket mobile app
    (note that Docket is NOT developed or maintained by SLCoHD)
    • If your COVID vaccine is not displaying in Docket: call Docket at 385-286-0296 or 855-222-7531 (available Monday through Saturday from noon to 6pm) and provide valid documentation to have it added.
    • If your record in Docket does not show another vaccine you've received, contact the provider who gave you that vaccine and ensure they have submitted your receipt of the vaccine to USIIS
    • If you are having problems with the Docket app:
  3. From the Utah Department of Health's Utah Statewide Immunization Information System (USIIS)
    Submit a completed, notarized USIIS Immunization Record Request form to:
    PO Box 142012
    Salt Lake City, UT 84114-2012

    Phone: 801-538-9450
    Fax: 801-538-9440

  4. From the Salt Lake County Health Department
    Complete a medical record release form (formulario de solicitud médica), print the completed form, sign it, and bring it along with photo identification to one of our immunization clinic locations. Note that we CANNOT release immunization records over the phone or over email because we are required by law to verify your identity.
How is the vaccine distributed in an equitable manner?

Communities of color and other underserved populations have carried higher infection, hospitalization, and death rates than the general public due to historical and current health inequities. 

Salt Lake County is working hard to correct these inequities and ensure all county residents have access to the COVID-19 vaccine. 

This document summarizes the work conducted by Salt Lake County and partners since the vaccine arrived in Utah in early January 2021. We plan on continuing these efforts, evolving our strategies and approaches as informed by data and partners, until vaccination efforts are complete.