COVID-19 Vaccine Update 3/9/21

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Update on COVID-19 vaccine information. For the week of March 8th and the week of March 15thwe will have the Moderna vaccine for distribution. If you would like to make an appointment please call the front desk. We will start making appointments for the week on the Monday of that week. Online scheduling will be available soon. 

The following groups of people can get the COVID-19 vaccine right now.

·        Healthcare workers who have contact with patients (like dentists, physical or occupational therapists, front office staff in a clinic, medical aesthetics, home healthcare workers, etc.)

·        Long-term care facility staff and residents

·        First responders like EMS personnel, law enforcement officers, dispatchers, and corrections officers

·        K-12 school teacher or staff

·        Utahns 50 years and older

People 18 years or older with any of the following medical conditions are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine:

·        Asplenia including splenectomy or a spleen dysfunction

·        Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or higher

·        Chronic heart disease (not hypertension) including chronic heart failure, ischaemic heart disease, and severe valve or congenital heart disease

·        Chronic kidney disease

·        Chronic liver disease including chronic hepatitis B or C, alcohol-related liver disease, primary biliary cirrhosis, or primary sclerosing cholangitis or hemochromatosis

·        Cancer diagnosed within the last 5 years that began in the blood, bone marrow, or cells in the immune system. This type of cancer is called hematologic cancer (such as leukemia, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma). 

·        Cancer diagnosed within the last 1 year that didn’t begin in the blood or bone marrow. This type of cancer is called non-hematologic cancer (excluding basal and squamous cell cancer diagnoses).

·        Diabetes (Type I or Type II)

·        Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from blood, bone marrow, or organ transplant; HIV; long-term use of corticosteroids; or other medicines that weaken the immune system

·        Neurologic conditions that impair respiratory function, including cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, epilepsy, motor neuron disease, multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis, Parkinson’s disease, progressive cerebellar disease, and quadriplegia or hemiplegia 

·        Receiving dialysis for severe kidney disease

·        Receiving immunosuppression therapy

·        Sickle cell disease

·        Severe chronic respiratory disease (other than asthma) including severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, fibrosing lung disease, bronchiectasis, or cystic fibrosis

·        Solid organ transplant recipient

·        Stroke and dementia (Alzheimer’s, vascular, or frontotemporal)

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