Summit County COVID-19 Vaccine Information2021-10-12T17:52:27-06:00

Summit County COVID-19 Vaccine Information

People living in Summit County who are eligible to receive vaccine and have received at least one dose of vaccine 96%

Summit County Vaccine Hotline:
435-243-5320
(Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm)

65+ Moderna/Johnson & Johnson booster

5-11 year-old vaccine pre-registration

COVID-19 vaccine booster frequently asked questions2021-09-30T12:26:01-06:00

What is a COVID-19 vaccine booster?

A COVID booster shot is an additional dose of a vaccine given after the protection provided by the original shot(s) has begun to decrease over time. Typically, you would get a booster after the immunity from the initial dose(s) naturally starts to wane. The booster is designed to help people maintain their level of immunity for longer.

What is a COVID-19 vaccine third dose?

A third dose of the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer or Moderna) is identical to the first two doses. It can help protect people with weakened immune systems who did not have a strong enough response to the first two doses of one of the mRNA vaccines. Such people can get a third dose as soon as 28 days after a second dose. The FDA has authorized, and the CDC recommends, that those with certain medical conditions that suppress the immune system get a third dose of the same brand of COVID-19 vaccine that they initially received.

What is the difference between the 3rd dose and the booster?

The 3rd dose is to increase the immune response of someone with a weakened immune system up to the level of the rest of the population. The booster is to create another immune response and “boost” up the antibody levels.

What vaccine is Summit County currently administering?

We are giving our Pfizer as both a 3rd dose and a booster shot for those that meet the CDC requirements (>65 or have certain existing medical conditions). You must have received Pfizer as your primary series to qualify.

Moderna is approved to give as a 3rd dose and not a booster dose. Those that are severely immunocompromised would qualify.

J&J is not eligible for another dose at this time.

Who is currently eligible for the COVID-19 booster vaccine or third dose?

Those 65+ are eligible to receive their 3rd dose or booster AND those 18-64 who are immunocompromised:

Currently, the CDC is recommending moderately to severely immunocompromised people receive an additional booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. This includes people who have:

  • Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood.
  • Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system.
  • Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system.
  • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome).
  • Advanced or untreated HIV infection.
  • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response.

Eligible individuals should talk to their healthcare provider about their medical condition, and whether getting an additional dose is appropriate for them.

Would a third COVID shot have to be the same brand of vaccine I got originally?

Yes, your third vaccine dose should be the same type (Pfizer or Moderna) you received when you were first vaccinated. The third shot can be given to you when it has been at least four weeks (28 days) since your second shot, if you are considered immunosuppressed based on the criteria determined by the CDC.

NOTE:

Eligible immunocompromised individuals are encouraged to contact their primary care physician or pharmacy to receive the booster vaccine.

Pfizer (3rd doses and boosters) and Moderna (3rd doses)  are available for eligible individuals at the Summit County Health Department. J&J boosters are expected late fall.

First and Second Vaccine Doses

Currently open to individuals 18 years or older. Summit County vaccine clinics currently have Moderna and J&J  vaccines as well as Pfizer vaccines for individuals age 16-17.

Ahora vacunas de COVID-19 están abiertas para personas con 18 años y mayores. Las clínicas del Condado de Summit tiene las vacunas de Moderna (18+ ) y Pfizer para las personas con 16-17 años.

Vaccines for children age 5 to 11 have not been approved yet. To be notified when vaccines are available for 5 to 11-year-olds, Text COVID19SC to 888777 or sign up here.

COVID-19 Vaccines and Pregnancy

  • Growing evidence about the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy demonstrates that the benefits of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine outweigh any known or potential risks.
  • CDC recommends pregnant people should be vaccinated against COVID-19. COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for all people 12 years and older, including people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to get pregnant now, or might become pregnant in the future.

COVID-19 vaccines are available at each of the county’s three health department locations.

At this time, boosters are ONLY approved for those who received the PFIZER vaccine for their first series.

Call to schedule your appointment at one of our offices. Llamar a (435) 333-1500 para programar una cita.

Coalville

  • 85 North 50 East, Coalville, Utah 84017

  • Office: 435-336-3234

  • Call now to schedule your appointment

  • Vaccine Clinic:
    Monday- Friday
    9-Noon & 1-4:30

Park City

  • 650 Round Valley Dr., Park City, Utah 84060

  • Office: 435-333-1500

  • Call now to schedule your appointment

  • Vaccine Clinic:
    Monday- Friday
    9-Noon & 1-4:30

Kamas

  • 110 N Main, Kamas, Utah 84036

  • Office: 435-783-3161

  • Call now to schedule your appointment

  • Vaccine Clinic:
    Monday- Friday
    9-Noon & 1-4:30

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