|Governor Cox announced today that starting next Wednesday, March 24, any individual in Utah who is 16 years or older will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.
You can search for doses by your favorite provider at Coronavirus.Utah.gov or you can search by vaccine type and for doses near you at VaccineFinder.org. If you live between Vineyard and Centerville and are having a hard time finding an appointment, you may also try GetMyShot.Utah.gov. We’ll continue to work on making it easier for you both to get an appointment and to find available appointments.
|Appointments may be hard to find. Each health department and provider receives different amounts of vaccines. Please be both patient and persistent! Right now, we’re receiving 67,000 prime doses each week, but by the end of the month, we should be receiving more than 90,000 doses each week and we hope for increases from the federal government after that.
A few important things to note: If you’ve already had one dose of a two-dose vaccine, please get the second dose at the same place where you got your first dose. The provider who gave you your first dose reserved a second dose for you. If you don’t return to the same place, we’ll end up with unused doses or not enough second doses for people when they need it at some locations. Vaccines are free and you don’t have to have health insurance to get vaccinated. You don’t have to be a U.S. citizen or resident to get the vaccine. Don’t forget that Utah’s mask mandate is still in effect until April 10. However, masks can still be required for gatherings of 50 or more people. Private businesses can also still require masks after this date. And the school mask mandate won’t go away until at least July. We’re making incredible progress in the fight against the pandemic! More than 1 million doses of the vaccine have been administered in Utah. Our 7-day rolling average for cases is the lowest it’s been since September 13. That was the last time we were under 500 cases per day. Almost our entire population now lives in moderate or low transmission counties. We’re getting there together! Thanks for doing your part.