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Salt Lake County: Vaccine appointments now available for Utahns 66 and older

Local health officials say some people are going on the search for a COVID-19 vaccine, despite not meeting the state requirements. (PHOTO: Spenser Heaps, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY — As the state speeds up its vaccine rollout, Salt Lake County opened appointment slots to Utahns who are 66 years old Sunday evening — just one day after the vaccine became available to those 67 and older. This comes after Gov. Spencer Cox announced the state would lower the eligibility age to 65 Thursday. 

The Salt Lake County Health Department opened registration for COVID-19 vaccines for Utahns who are 66+ at 6 p.m. Sunday, paving the way for 65-year-old residents to register Monday. 

 

Vaccinations are free of cost but require an appointment. You can find more information about scheduling an appointment here

Locations may vary, but vaccines are available at some of the following pharmacies at their Salt Lake County locations: 

  • Dan’s Fresh Market
  • Fresh Market
  • Harmon’s 
  • Macey’s
  • Smith’s
  • Walmart

Residents can schedule an appointment for their second vaccine dose when they arrive for their first dose. 


How To Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus

COVID-19 coronavirus spreads person to person, similar to the common cold and the flu. So, to prevent it from spreading:

  • Wash hands frequently and thoroughly, with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds.
  • Don’t touch your face.
  • Wear a mask to protect yourself and others per CDC recommendations.
  • Keep children and those with compromised immune systems away from someone who is coughing or sneezing (in this instance, at least six feet).
  • If there is an outbreak near you, practice social distancing (stay at home, instead of going to the movies, sports events, or other activities).
  • Get a flu shot.

Local resources

KSL Coronavirus Q&A 

Utah’s Coronavirus Information 

Utah State Board of Education

Utah Hospital Association

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Utah Coronavirus Information Line – 1-800-456-7707

National Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Commonly asked questions, World Health Organization

Cases in the United States