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Health officials still asking the public to give priority groups first chance at vaccination

OUTDATED AS OF OCTOBER 15TH, Please see www.UtahCountyHealth.org for updated information.

The Utah County Health Department (UCHD) said they administered another 2,900 vaccinations on Friday, and while continue giving them to the public again on Monday, October 19th.

The clinic will open be Monday and Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. while supplies last.

Due to limited supplies, UCHD officials are asking the following priority groups to be given the first opportunity to get the vaccine:

  • Individuals age 6 months through 24 years
  • Individuals age 25 through 49 years who...
    • lives with or cares for infants younger than 6 months of age or,
    • are health care or emergency medical personnel
  • pregnant women

The vaccine is free, but UCHD may bill insurances for administration fees. People are being asked to bring their insurance cards with them.

For those who aren't able to get the vaccine, the UCHD suggests the following preventive measures:

  • Wash hands frequently or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid those who are sick -- if you are sick, stay home until 24 hours after fever has gone away without fever-reducing medicine.
  • Cough into an elbow or sleeve.
  • Get plenty of rest and eat properly.

    Due to demand and supply challenges, the UCHD continues to encourage individuals seeking immunization to check this web site, call the UCHD Health Information Line at 801-851-2222, or call 2-1-1 for up-to-date availability.