SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah. — Many would think the vaccination clinic closed today in honor of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., but the closure was actually due to a shortage of vaccines.
According to the Summit County Health Department website, the county is currently receiving 300-400 vaccine doses per week from the state.
A post on the Summit County Facebook page discussed the shortage: “There appears to be some confusion regarding the County’s decision to close the vaccine clinic tomorrow for the holiday. To be clear: the decision to close is a direct result of a vaccine shortage.”
The clinic will resume vaccinations by appointment only on Tuesday, and residents can call the Summit County COVID-19 Hotline 435-333-0050 with questions from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Below is Covid-19 vaccine distribution information from the Summit County Health Department:
- Vaccine registration and appointment scheduling is open to Summit County residents ages 70 or older at vacc.us
- Those under 70 can sign up to be notified when registration opens for their priority group at vacc.us.
- Vaccine appointments are being scheduled two or more weeks after appointments are made. Residents should not visit a vaccination clinic site without a confirmed appointment.
- Anyone registering for the vaccine must have their own unique email address. Using the same email for two registrations will not work.