Montana moves to next stage of COVID-19 vaccination plan

Helena – Gov. Greg Gianforte announced Tuesday that Montana is moving into Phase 1B of the COVID-19 vaccine delivery plan.

COVID-19 vaccines are available to Montana age 70 and older, high-risk medical conditions from 16 to 69 years old, and to American Indians and other persons of color who may be at high risk for COVID-19 complications. Are, step 1b.

“Focusing on the most vulnerable Montana in our vaccine delivery will save lives. Thanks to the hard work of our local health jurisdictions and health care workers, the most vulnerable people in Montana now have access to a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine, ”the government said.

The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) notes that Montana’s COVID-19 vaccine supply depends on federal supplies and allocations.

Individuals in Phase 1B are encouraged to contact their local county or tribal health departments to check on vaccination availability and scheduling. Local contact information is here.

DPHHS reports that vaccine delivery to long-term care facilities continues and all staff and residents at these approximately 300 facilities are expected to receive their first dose by the end of January.

DPHHS continues to distribute COVID-19 vaccines to local county and tribal health departments, pharmacies, hospitals, and community health centers on a weekly basis throughout Montana.

According to DPPHS, as of January 19, 2021, a total of 57,221 doses have been given in Montana since it first became available in the week of December 14, and 9,408 residents have been fully immunized.

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