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Salt Lake County has 20,000 new vaccine appointments available

Ryan Marble, a firefighter paramedic with the Murray Fire Department, left, gives Mary Griego, 17, her first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at the Mountain America Expo Center in Sandy on Thursday, April 22, 2021. Spenser Heaps, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — Due to an unexpected shipment of vaccines, Salt Lake County will have 20,000 new COVID-19 vaccine appointments available next week.

County Mayor Jenny Wilson said this means in some areas, like the Mountain America Expo Center, people won’t even need to make vaccine appointments in Salt Lake County.

“Anybody listening, make a note, you don’t need to register and go in and set that time,” Wilson told Dave and Dujanovic.

Wilson said Monday to Saturday walk-ins will be welcome from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Mountain America Expo Center. However, she said scheduling an appointment may work out best and mean there’s less chance of a wait. 

“I’m excited, you know, we had booked all of the month of April in late March because we had such high demand that the appointments went very quickly,” Wilson said.

Wilson said a good portion of adults in Salt Lake County have received at least their first dose, and now they’re able to shift the way they’re able to administer those doses and start doing things like sending out mobile units. 

Hear the full conversation Dave and Dujanovic had with Mayor Wilson below.

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How To Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus

COVID-19 coronaviruses transmitted from person to person. It is a virus that is 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.
  • Wear a mask.
  • Don’t touch your face.
  • 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.
  • Get vaccinated.

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