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COVID Vaccine

Updated September 24, 2021

***Information about the Pfizer booster***


There are several ways to get your FREE COVID-19 vaccine:

    1. SLCoHD Immunization Clinics
      Walk-ins welcome; no appointment necessary.
      FIND A LOCATION NEAR YOU

    2. Community Vaccine Clinics
      No appointment or registration necessary.
      SEE THIS WEEK'S CLINIC SCHEDULE

    3. CNS Mass Vaccination Sitecns.jpg
      Select your brand and location, then make your appointment.
      REGISTER

    4. Private Provider

      • Visit the State of Utah's vaccination distribution website and locate a provider of your choice; OR
      • Visit Vaccine.gov and enter your ZIP code and locate your preferred provider, then
      • For either of the above, visit the provider website and follow their instructions to schedule your appointment

Important Reminders

    • Minors: People under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at their appointment.

    • Vaccine Brands: We cannot guarantee which brand of vaccine you will receive at your appointment; brand availability at each site varies and may change regularly.

    • We CANNOT vaccinate you if you:
      • have had passive antibody therapy to treat COVID within 90 days
      • are currently in isolation for COVID infection

    • Third Dose for Immunocompromised: Salt Lake County Health Department is prioritizing first and second dose vaccination, particularly to underserved communities. See below for information about who currently should consider receiving a third dose. If you qualify, seek a third dose from a local pharmacy or your healthcare provider who can confirm your immunocompromised status.

      The CDC recommends an additional dose of the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines only for people who are moderately or severely immunocompromised, including people who have:
      • Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
      • Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
      • Received a stem cell transplant within the past two years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
      • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
      • Advanced or untreated HIV infection
      • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response
      People should talk to their doctor about their medical conditions to find out if an additional dose is appropriate for them.

      If you qualify for an additional dose, it should be the same brand of vaccine as your previous two doses.

      Additional doses should be administered at least four weeks after a person receives their second dose of either Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines.

      Due to lack of available data and evidence on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at this time, additional doses are not authorized for people who are immunocompromised and received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Safety and Efficacy

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. Learn more at ThisIsOurShot.com

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.

Precautions

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, if you are fully vaccinated, you can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic.

Fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.

If you haven’t been vaccinated yet, find a vaccination location.

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 before you may receive the record.

You can request an immunization record four ways:

  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.

  3. From the Utah Department of Health's Utah Statewide Immunization Information System (USIIS)
    Submit a completed, notarized USIIS Immunization Record Request form to:
    USIIS
    PO Box 142012
    Salt Lake City, UT 84114-2012

    Email: immunize@utah.gov
    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 COVID-19 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.