Help Those 70+ Pre-register for Covid-19 Vaccine

SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah. — Summit County residents over 70 years old may be having trouble registering for the Covid-19 vaccine due to a lack of an email address, which is required to pre-register. The Summit County Health Department is spreading the word by asking all residents if they know of someone over 70 who doesn’t use email, and if so that person should call the county’s Covid-19 hotline at 435-333-0050.

According to the vaccination registration page, “Summit County is currently receiving approximately 300-400 vaccine doses per week from the state.” The number received is determined by population numbers. Vaccination priority is currently going to first responders and school district staff, followed by full-time residents aged 70 and up.

Those who are 70 years and older can pre-register here.

Anyone under the age of 70 can register here.

Pre-registering does not mean a scheduled vaccine. After pre-registering, watch for a follow-up email from the county. 

The Summit County Health Department has prepared a mass vaccination site at the Park City Film Studio complete with bilingual signage directing residents through the process. The clinic is staffed by 40 people including medical professionals and volunteers.

An employee of the Park City Police Dept. waits the mandatory 15 minutes after receiving the vaccine to monitor potential adverse reactions.

Derek Siddoway, Summit County Health Department’s Communications Director, shared some information about what residents can expect when the time comes to get a vaccine and they arrive on-site for a pre-registered appointment. Upon arrival, residents will be guided through the vaccination process and will remain in their cars each step of the way. Everyone vaccinated must park in a fifteen-minute waiting area to ensure they do not have a severe reaction.

As each phase of the vaccination process rolls out, TownLift will continue reporting on registration and procedural updates.

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