COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution
Vaccines now available for:
Healthcare workers, long-term care facility staff and residents, first responders, and K-12 teachers and school staff.
Contact your local health department or school district to schedule your vaccination. All local health departments are experiencing a high volume of calls and website traffic as demand for the COVID-19 vaccine is high. Please understand we can only distribute as many vaccines as we receive each week, and that appointments are filling up quickly. Everyone who wants the vaccine will get it over time. Thanks for your patience as it may take a few tries to get an appointment.
Where and when can I get the vaccine?
The timeline may change based on the availability of vaccines.
Any healthcare worker who has contact with patients (like dentists, physical or occupational therapists, front office staff in a clinic, medical aesthetics, home healthcare workers, etc.) can get vaccinated right now. Call your local health department to schedule your appointment. You may need proof you are currently working for the healthcare agency.
Long-term care facility staff and residents
If you work or live in a long-term care facility, you can get vaccinated right now. Call your employer or the facility administrator to schedule your appointment. Most residents and workers of long-term care facilities are being vaccinated with the help of national pharmacy chains, such as CVS and Walgreens.
All first responders like EMS personnel, law enforcement officers, dispatchers, and corrections officers can get vaccinated right now. Contact your local health department or your employer for more information and to schedule your appointment.
K-12 school staff
If you are a K-12 school teacher or staff, you can get vaccinated now. School districts and local health departments will coordinate vaccine distribution for K-12 teachers and school staff. Call your school district or local health department for more information.
Utahns 70 years and older
People 70 and older can receive the vaccine starting Monday, January 18. Contact your local health department to schedule an appointment or to find out when vaccination clinics will be held. You must schedule your appointment ahead of time. Do not just show up without an appointment, as each local health department may have a different process for registration. Please understand we have limited vaccines and that appointments will fill up quickly. It may take a few tries to get an appointment. Click here for more details.
We expect COVID-19 vaccines will be available in March for other age groups, people with certain underlying medical conditions, and those who live in congregate settings and are at higher risk for the virus that causes COVID-19.
You don’t need to “get on a waiting list” to be vaccinated. When the vaccine is available, we expect to have it available at many locations throughout your community. This includes your local pharmacy, your doctor’s office, and local health department.
We expect COVID-19 vaccines will be available to all Utahns in April-July 2021. For more information about where you can receive the vaccination, visit https://vaccinefinder.org/.
Vaccine distribution timeline:
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued emergency use authorization (EUA) for 2 COVID-19 vaccines to be used throughout the U.S. to prevent COVID-19.
Utah’s first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine arrived the week of December 14. More shipments are continuing to arrive each week.
Local health departments
Please reach out to your local health department for updates, to schedule an appointment, or if you have vaccination questions.
You must schedule your appointment ahead of time. Do not just show up without an appointment, as each local health department may have a different process for registration. All local health departments are experiencing a high volume of calls and website traffic as demand for the COVID-19 vaccine is high. Please understand we can only distribute as many vaccines as we receive each week, and that appointments are filling up quickly. Everyone who wants the vaccine will get it over time. Thanks for your patience as it may take a few tries to get an appointment.
Bear River Health Department
(Box Elder, Cache, and Rich counties)
(Juab, Millard, Piute, Sanpete, Sevier, and Wayne counties)
435-623-0696 (Juab County)
435-462-2449 or 435-835-2231
435-743-5723 or 435-864-3612 (Millard County)
435-577-2521 (Piute County)
435-836-1317 (Wayne County)
435-896-5451 (Sevier County)
Davis County Health Department
Salt Lake County Health Department
Southeast Utah Health Department
(Carbon, Emery, and Grand counties)
435-637-3671 (Price office)
435-381-2252 (Castle Dale office)
435-259-5602 (Moab office)
Southwest Utah Public Health Department
(Beaver, Garfield, Iron, Kane, and Washington counties)
Tooele County Health Department
TriCounty Health Department
(Daggett, Duchesne, and Uintah counties)
435-247-1177 (Vernal office)
435-722-6300 (Roosevelt office)
Weber-Morgan Health Department
(Morgan and Weber counties)
COVID-19 vaccination resources for those who identify as American Indian or Alaska Native (AI/AN)
Official vaccine information for the State of Utah
Join our email list for vaccine updates
The COVID-19 vaccination will be an important tool to help stop the pandemic. Stay up-to-date on vaccines, COVID-19 information, and Utah Department of Health recommendations so you can make informed decisions to keep yourself and your family safe and healthy.
We are all in this together.
We recommend everyone keep practicing the health behaviors we know reduce the spread of COVID-19, until it is safer.
Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth when you are in close contact with anyone who doesn’t live in your home, especially indoors.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds.
Try to keep at least 6 feet or 2 meters between you and people who don’t live in your home, especially indoors.
Stay home if you are sick.