SALT LAKE CITY — As the state speeds up its vaccine rollout, Salt Lake County opened appointment slots to Utahns who are 66 years old Sunday evening — just one day after the vaccine became available to those 67 and older. This comes after Gov. Spencer Cox announced the state would lower the eligibility age to 65 Thursday.
The Salt Lake County Health Department opened registration for COVID-19 vaccines for Utahns who are 66+ at 6 p.m. Sunday, paving the way for 65-year-old residents to register Monday.
Today, Feb 21 at 6PM, all #SLCo residents ages 66+ may register for a #COVID19 vaccine appointment. Vaccination is a key step to ending the pandemic—sign up as soon as you’re eligible. Register at https://t.co/RRcrFGgP2K or by calling 385-468-7468. pic.twitter.com/2SlOk5qLA8
— Salt Lake Health (@SaltLakeHealth) February 21, 2021
Vaccinations are free of cost but require an appointment. You can find more information about scheduling an appointment here.
Locations may vary, but vaccines are available at some of the following pharmacies at their Salt Lake County locations:
- Dan’s Fresh Market
- Fresh Market
Residents can schedule an appointment for their second vaccine dose when they arrive for their first dose.
How To Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus
COVID-19 coronavirus spreads person to person, similar to the common cold and the flu. So, to prevent it from spreading:
- Wash hands frequently and thoroughly, with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds.
- Don’t touch your face.
- Wear a mask to protect yourself and others per CDC recommendations.
- Keep children and those with compromised immune systems away from someone who is coughing or sneezing (in this instance, at least six feet).
- If there is an outbreak near you, practice social distancing (stay at home, instead of going to the movies, sports events, or other activities).
- Get a flu shot.
Utah Coronavirus Information Line – 1-800-456-7707
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