SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah (March 16, 2021) — The Summit County Health Department reported on Monday, March 15 that over 91 percent of county residents age 70 and older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. As of Mar. 15, the vaccination clinic’s 386 volunteers had worked more than 2,677 shifts for a total of over 12,031 hours.
“Knowing the majority of our residents who are 70 and older have been vaccinated offers a tremendous amount of relief,” Summit County Council Chair Glenn Wright said. “Each vaccine we administer brings us closer to a return to the family, friends, activities and events we have all missed over the past year. We are grateful to the Utah Film Studio and other community partners for their generous support of our clinic operations and the care they have for the health of Summit County residents.”
Aside from the 65 and older population, the Summit County Health Department, Park City Intermountain Hospital, and other community vaccine partners have made significant progress in other age groups, including the county’s homebound population. The Health Department Nursing Staff and Medical Reserve Corp administer vaccines in the homes of individuals likely to experience medical or safety issues if they left their residence to travel to the vaccination clinic.
Vaccinations by population as of March 15, 2021:
- 65 – 69 = over 85 percent
- 50 – 64 = over 55 percent
- 70+ = over 91 percent
- Summit County’s adult population = over 45 percent
- Homebound population: more than 396 first doses, more than 60 second doses
“We thank our residents for their patience, cooperation and participation throughout this process,” Summit County Health Director, Dr. Rich Bullough said. “We have a very real chance of vaccinating 70 percent of our total population by the end of summer, which would be a remarkable achievement for our county. Our clinic staff and volunteers continue to do incredible work that makes this all possible.”
If you or someone you know is 60 or older and has not received an email or a phone call from Summit County to schedule a vaccine appointment, please call our hotline at 435-333-0050 to register. If you or someone you know are homebound and cannot physically come to the clinic to receive their vaccine, call the hotline and they will arrange for you to be vaccinated. Individuals 18 and older with specific underlying conditions can register to receive a vaccine at summitcountyhealth.org/vaccine.
Currently, vaccine providers in Summit County have the Moderna and Johnson and Johnson (18+) vaccines. Individuals 16-17 years of age must register for the Pfizer vaccine at a participating Wasatch Front clinic. Individuals under 60 should go to summitcountyhealth.org/vaccine to register to receive the COVID-19 vaccine once their age group is eligible for registration.