What phase are we in?
Missoula County is currently in phase 1b, but those who meet phase 1a criteria can still be vaccinated if they have not yet booked appointments.
How can I sign up to get vaccinated?
Missoula City-County Health Department is now administering COVID-19 vaccinations to county residents who meet our phase 1b tier 1 criteria. We are booking appointments for county residents ages 70 and older and Native Americans and other people of color who are 16 and older when we have vaccine on hand. Residents can sign up through covid19.missoula.co when appointments are available.
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 has a mass vaccination clinic at the former Lucky's Market in the Southgate Mall. Appointments are mandatory for this clinic. Appointments for that clinic open as vaccine is available and appointments can be booked through covid19.missoula.co.
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.