Community Vaccine Distribution Update
Beginning as soon as April 1, 2021, the Flathead City-County Health Department (FCCHD) will begin vaccinating Tier 2 individuals—which includes all Montanans 16 and older. FCCHD encourages all interested and eligible individuals to add their name to the COVID-19 vaccination list by using the online vaccine request form.
The COVID-19 vaccine is currently available on an appointment-only basis for individuals in Tier1A, Tier1B, and Tier 1B+ at the Flathead County Fairgrounds.
The number of appointments available each week is dependent on vaccine allocation. Vaccine availability is very limited at this time, and FCCHD is unsure of how much vaccine will be shipped each week. As such, appointment scheduling will be done on a week-by-week basis, and vaccine will not be immediately available to all individuals who qualify.
Individuals in these groups should call the COVID-19 Vaccine Line at 406-751-8119
or fill out the Vaccine Request Form
to be put on the list to receive the vaccine. Please only leave one voicemail and fill out the form once. Individuals are asked to leave a voicemail with their name, date of birth, and phone number, and FCCHD will return calls to schedule appointments based on weekly vaccine allotment.
Please review the current recommended eligibility for vaccine distribution
, to learn if you are eligible to receive the vaccine during this initial distribution phase. For more information about Montana's Vaccine Distribution Plan, visit Montana DPHHS
COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ
How do I learn more about the Pfizer vaccine?
A fact sheet for recipients and caregivers is available at https://www.fda.gov/media/144414/download
How many doses are required?
Participants need 2 doses of the currently available COVID-19 vaccine. A second shot 3 weeks after your first shot is needed to get the most protection the vaccine has to offer against this serious disease.
How much does the vaccine cost?
There is no out of pocket cost to you to receive the vaccine.
How do I report any adverse reactions?
Participants are encouraged to contact their primary care physician with any medical questions after receipt of the vaccine. Participants should report any adverse reactions to the vaccine to by logging on to https://vaers.hhs.gov/reportevent.html
and follow the prompts. In addition, participants can use the CDC’s V-Safe smartphone-based tool
that provides personalized health check-ins after you receive the vaccine.
Once I get the vaccine, can I stop wearing a mask?
Vaccinated individuals should continue practicing precautions, including wearing appropriate PPE for their designated work areas, practicing hand hygiene and social distancing. The vaccines do not provide immediate immunity, and require 2 doses for full vaccination. The protective effect of a vaccine may take at least a month or longer.
When will the COVID-19 vaccine be available for the community?
Vaccines for non-healthcare workers and members of the community are expected to be available in a later distribution phase. Information about vaccine distribution locations and dates will be communicated to the community when that information is available.
Information about the Pfizer vaccine
Information about the Moderna Vaccine
General Information from Centers for Disease Control Information
Vaccination Information from the Centers for Disease Control Information
8 Things to Know about the U.S. COVID-19 Vaccination Program
What to Expect at Your Appointment to Get Vaccinated
Getting “Back to Normal”
Three Reasons Why You Were Given Top Priority
Why Get Vaccinated?
Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination
Information from the Montana DPHHS