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Vaccine appointments open in many Utah counties for residents 50+, and others with medical conditions

The mRNA vaccines were authorized for use in the US based on clinical trial data that shows two doses of the vaccines taken a few weeks apart are about 95% effective at preventing symptomatic infection. Credit: Apu Gomes/AFP/Getty Images

SALT LAKE CITY– Multiple Utah counties are ready to put COVID-19 shots in the arms of residents 50-years-old, and those with certain medical conditions, ahead of the governor’s original timeline of March 8.

Salt Lake County 

At 3 p.m. Thursday, the Salt Lake County Health Department (SLCHD) will update its website and allow residents to sign up for the vaccine. The county will administer vaccines to those who qualify beginning Thursday. 

SLCHD said if you don’t feel comfortable scheduling your appointment online, call 385-468-7468 to reserve a spot. 

“This is going to help us get to 75% herd immunity faster,” the county said. “The main goal is to vaccinate as many people who are eligible and who want to get the shot.”

Summit County 

Summit County will allow people 40-years-old and older to schedule their vaccine starting Thursday.

The Summit County Health Department is sending appointment invitations to more than 6,300 individuals ages 40-54 and 55-64 who pre-registered for the vaccine at 

While the vaccine appointments are open to any Utahan, the county said the majority of the available doses will go to those who live in the area. 

Additionally, county health officials state individuals who sign up after March 4 will likely have a four to six week wait to schedule an appointment in Summit County. 

To pre-register for the vaccine, visit Any Utah resident over the age of 40 will be eligible to pre-register in Summit County.

Utah County 

Beginning Thursday night at 7 p.m., Utah residents can schedule their vaccine appointment in Utah County. However, the county will not start putting shots in arms until Monday.  

Sign up for the vaccine in Utah County here

Davis County 

KSL NewsRadio confirmed Davis County is currently allowing Utahns to register for the vaccine Thursday. Similar to Utah County, vaccines will not be administered until Monday. 

To schedule your COVID-19 vaccine appointment in Davis County, visit here

Tooele County

Officials at the Tooele County Health Department say Governor Cox’s announcement was welcome news.  Spokesperson Amy Bate says they actually were having trouble filling all of the available appointments they had.

“We have open appointments,” Bate said.  “So, we’re actually pleased that [Gov. Cox] opened it up to more people because we want as many people as possible to get the vaccine.”

Their next clinic for first doses is scheduled for Monday, March 8.  They’ll book their appointments based on the amount of doses they receive each week, but Bate says people should check their website frequently just in case spots open because of no-shows.

Weber and Morgan counties

The Weber-Morgan Health Department is trying to determine how many doses they’ll get.  However, once they do, they’ll send invitations to people who qualify, encouraging them to book their own appointments.

Spokesperson Lori Buttars says they’re switching to the Vaccinate Utah booking system, which is used by several other counties. 

She said, “It’s the statewide system that requires users to create an account and then you go in and schedule your appointment at your own convenience.”