Flathead City-County Health Department (FCCHD) is now vaccinating all Montanans 12 and older. FCCHD encourages all interested and eligible individuals to add their name to the COVID-19 vaccination list by using the online vaccine request form.
FCCHD will continue to administer vaccine on Tuesdays by appointment or walk-in at the health department immunization clinic.
How many doses are required?
Participants need 2 doses of the currently available COVID-19 vaccine. A second shot 3 weeks after your first shot is needed to get the most protection the vaccine has to offer against this serious disease.
How much does the vaccine cost?
There is no out of pocket cost to you to receive the vaccine.
How do I report any adverse reactions?
Participants are encouraged to contact their primary care physician with any medical questions after receipt of the vaccine. Participants should report any adverse reactions to the vaccine to by logging on to https://vaers.hhs.gov/reportevent.html and follow the prompts. In addition, participants can use the CDC’s V-Safe smartphone-based tool that provides personalized health check-ins after you receive the vaccine.
Once I get the vaccine, can I stop wearing a mask?
Vaccinated individuals should continue practicing precautions, including wearing appropriate PPE for their designated work areas, practicing hand hygiene and social distancing. The vaccines do not provide immediate immunity, and require 2 doses for full vaccination. The protective effect of a vaccine may take at least a month or longer.
When will the COVID-19 vaccine be available for the community?
Vaccines for non-healthcare workers and members of the community are expected to be available in a later distribution phase. Information about vaccine distribution locations and dates will be communicated to the community when that information is available.