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COVID Vaccine

Updated February 16, 2024

People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised may now receive an additional dose of the updated (2023–2024 formula) COVID-19 vaccine. This additional dose needs to be two months apart from their initial 2023–2024 vaccination.

Whether you need an initial updated COVID vaccine or are immunocompromised and need the additional dose:

Do I need another shot ?

Everyone 6 months and older should receive an updated COVID vaccine in fall/winter 2023/2024, as long as it has been at least 2 months since your last dose.

Where can I get a COVID vaccine?
There are a few ways to get an updated COVID-19 vaccine:
  1. Local Pharmacy
    Visit Vaccine.gov and enter your ZIP code to locate a pharmacy with vaccine in stock

  2. SLCoHD Immunization Clinic
    Make an appointment at 385-468-SHOT (7468).
    If you have health insurance, please bring your card. (Insurance is not required.)

  3. Your Healthcare Provider
    Contact your existing healthcare provider about getting vaccinated through their office.
How much does the COVID vaccine cost?

The COVID vaccine is available at no cost to you no matter who you are:

  • If you have health insurance we accept, we will bill your health insurance.
  • If you have health insurance for whom we are not a contracted provider, you should get vaccinated at a provider who accepts your insurance, such as a local pharmacy
  • If you do not have health insurance, we will vaccinate you at no cost to you. You may also visit a local pharmacy that is part of the CDC's Bridge Access Program to receive vaccine at no cost to you.

Our list price for COVID vaccine is $114 to $127, depending on brand.

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.

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 smartphone app
    (note that Docket is NOT developed or maintained by SLCoHD)
    • If your record in Docket does not show a vaccine you've received, contact the provider who gave you that vaccine and ensure they have submitted your receipt of the vaccine to USIIS

  3. From the Utah Department of Health's Utah Statewide Immunization Information System (USIIS)

  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.

 

Salt Lake County Health Department
General Information  
Phone: (385) 468-4100