PARK CITY, Utah. — Four Intermountain Healthcare hospitals will be among the first hospitals in Utah to receive the Covid-19 vaccine today, Dec. 13, or tomorrow, Dec. 14, according to a statement released by Intermountain Healthcare. Park City Intermountain Hospital is not on that list, but larger hospitals in the the Intermountain system throughout the Salt Lake Valley are.
Intermountain also mentioned that University of Utah hospitals are among the first to receive shipments of the vaccine as well. The University has not yet released a statement regarding vaccine delivery to their hospitals, but previously published a distribution plan.
Utah adopted a phased approach to rolling out the vaccine, and the timeline indicates that healthcare personnel who work in high risk environments will be first to receive it. The timeline also shows other healthcare workers (pharmacists, clinics, long-term care and assisted living facilities, skilled nursing staff, etc.) will receive it next, followed by school staff, then EMS, first responders, public health workers, and Tribal EMS and Tribal public health workers. All workers in these categories are expected to be inoculated by the end of January. Utahns 65 years and older should receive the vaccine sometime between March and July. For all others Utahns, turn to the state’s timeline for more detailed information.
Summit County is also prepping its Covid-19 vaccination plans by readying mass-vaccination sites. However, based on the state’s timeline, these plans will likely not be initiated until next spring.
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Here are the Intermountain Healthcare hospitals in Utah that are expecting a vaccine shipment.
– Intermountain Medical Center in Murray
– LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City
– Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George
– Utah Valley Hospital in Provo