What phase are we in?
Missoula County is currently in phase 1a. The Missoula City-County Health Department estimates we will complete phase 1a by the end of January 2021, at which point the county will move into vaccine phase 1b.
How can I sign up to get vaccinated?
Missoula City-County Health Department is now administering Moderna COVID-19 vaccinations to healthcare personnel or law enforcement who meet the phase 1a criteria only.
Will all residents be vaccinated through the health department?
No. The Missoula City-County Health Department is one of more than 20 entities in Missoula County that signed up to be vaccine providers. On January 14th, 2021, Missoula County Commissioners, along with Missoula Mayor John Engen, formed a Missoula County COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Team, lead by Adriane Beck. This team of emergency professionals, who usually work on environmental disasters, will work with all COVID-19 vaccine providers in Missoula County on coordinating patient sign up and coordinating mass vaccination events.
What role will the health department play in vaccination?
The health department is working on setting up a mass vaccination site. We will only be one of several vaccine distributors in the county. Outside of distributing vaccine, we will continue to provide knowledge, educational materials, and data on vaccine in the county. This will be done as we continue to monitor COVID-19 in the community, collect epidemiological data, provide COVID-19 testing, case investigation, contact tracing, and other services related to the pandemic.