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 is distributing the COVID-19 vaccine on an appointment-only basis at the Flathead County Fairgrounds.
Interested individuals should call the COVID-19 Vaccine Line at 406-751-8119 or fill out the Vaccine Request Form to be put on the list to receive the vaccine. Please only leave one voicemail and fill out the form once. Individuals are asked to leave a voicemail with their name, date of birth, and phone number, and FCCHD will return calls to schedule appointments based on weekly vaccine allotment. For more information about Montana's Vaccine Distribution Plan, visit Montana DPHHS.
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.