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COVID-19 Vaccine Update

By December 17, 2020No Comments
From Montana DPHHS – Current as of December 16, 2020
The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) COVID-19 Vaccination Plan is available online. DPHHS is working with stakeholders across Montana to implement the plan. This plan will continue to evolve as more information is known about COVID-19 vaccine availability and recommendations.
Status: The Food and Drug Administration has granted an emergency use authorization to Pfizer for it’s COVID-19 vaccine. Montana will receive its first round of vaccine doses this week. Due to a limited initial supply of vaccine, vaccine distribution will occur in phases beginning first with health care workers and long term care facility staff and residents per guidance from the federal Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).
Vaccines are first being delivered to 10 Montana hospitals this week, with vaccinations of healthcare workers beginning shortly thereafter at those locations.
The locations are: Billings Clinic, Billings; St. Vincent Healthcare, Billings; Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital, Bozeman; St. James Hospital, Butte; Benefis Health System, Great Falls; Great Falls Clinic, Great Falls; St. Peter’s Health, Helena; Kalispell Regional Medical Center, Kalispell; Providence St. Patrick Hospital, Missoula; and Community Medical Center, Missoula.
Find out more at Montana DPHHS’s COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions Page.