If You Are 70+ You Are Eligible to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine in Utah! Here’s Where to Go to Get It Now!
This article about your eligibility to get the COVID-19 vaccine in Utah is presented by AARP Utah.
Utah Residents 70 and older are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. For information on setting up an appointment and where to get the vaccine, you can visit aarp.org/ut. And as always, talk to your doctor about what’s best for you and your family. Here’s how you can get yours!
When Can I Get the COVID-19 Vaccine?
Anyone age 70 and older can sign up right now for the COVID-19 vaccination through their local health department. Some areas even provide sign-ups for those 70+ to be notified when vaccinations become available. They are in short supply so appointments can fill up rapidly. You may have to try to sign up a few times to schedule one. But keep trying. You’ll need an appointment to get the vaccine.
Utah is also focusing on the circulation of injections to healthcare workers, lasting care facility residents, staff, first responders, and K-12 school personnel. Although that timeline hinges on vaccination availability. The state is also planning on vaccinating other older Utahns, those at greater risk, and those with underlying medical conditions by March. Specific details haven’t yet been released though.
Where Can I Receive the COVID-19 Vaccine?
Vaccinations are being offered at local health department mass vaccination clinics.
In long-term care facilities, residents and staff have been obtaining on-site vaccinations through a government partnership with CVS and also Walgreens. Utah’s plan calls for vaccinations at neighborhood pharmacies, primary care providers, public health centers, and various other areas by March or April. You’ll just want to check with your local health department to find the easiest place for you to find the vaccine.
Both the Pfizer and also Moderna vaccinations call for 2 doses. Once you get the first vaccine, make sure you get the second dose 3 weeks later for the Pfizer shot and 4 weeks later on for Moderna’s. Utah’s v-safe account is something you can download as well. It’s a CDC smartphone-based app that allows you to register for text message alerts for your second vaccination appointment and also record side effects.
Do I Have to Pay for the Vaccine?
AARP has made sure that the federal government is covering the expense of the vaccination. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Solutions have claimed the injection will be provided complimentary. All without copays to Medicare beneficiaries. Some medical insurance companies have stated that there will be no out-of-pocket expenses for insurance holders.
Finally, there are currently records of fraudsters claiming to supply COVID vaccines and other therapies. They are attempting to bill for them. AARP’s Fraudulence Watch Network is tracking these so you can stay safe.
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