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Summit County Taking Vaccine Appointments for 40+

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There’s good news for those who have been waiting patiently for their COVID-19 vaccine. The Summit County Health Dept. is emailing out vaccination appointment invitations today to more than 6300 county residents who are 40 and older. 

Those who have pre-registered for the vaccine at summitcountyhealth.org will receive the vaccination appointment invitation. In a prepared statement, Summit County Health Dept. Director Rich Bullough said the efforts by the clinic staff and volunteers at the Utah Film Studios help make the decision to open up such a large number of vaccination appointments.

While appointments are open to any Utah resident per Governor Cox’s mandate, the majority of the qualified individuals who pre-registered and received appointment invitations today are Summit County residents.

If you or someone you know falls in this age group but has not pre-registered for the vaccine, go to summitcountyhealth.org/vaccine to pre-register.

Those who sign up after today will likely have a 4-6 week wait to schedule an appointment in Summit County. This estimate is based on current vaccine allocations and will be updated as more information on vaccine shipments becomes available. Any Utah resident over the age of 40 will be eligible to pre-register in Summit County.

For any questions concerning the COVID-19 vaccine registration or appointment making process, call the Summit County COVID-19 Hotline at 435-333-0050.

If you are not eligible to receive the vaccine yet and have not pre-registered to be notified when a vaccine becomes available for your eligible group, you can sign up for notifications at summitcountyhealth.org/vaccine.

Individuals 18 and older with specific underlying conditions can register to receive a vaccine in Summit County. Vaccine clinics in the county only have the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. Individuals 16-17 years of age must register for the Pfizer vaccine at a participating Wasatch Front clinic.

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