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Salt Lake County has vaccine appointments 'immediately available' for seniors 70+

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Posted at 7:49 PM, Feb 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-16 08:37:04-05

SALT LAKE COUNTY — There are more appointments "immediately available" for Salt Lake County residents age 70 and older to receive their COVID-19 vaccine this week, the county health department announced Monday evening.

"Thanks to additional COVID vaccine provided to us this week (February 15–20), Salt Lake County Health Department has open appointments immediately available for anyone 70 or older who lives in Salt Lake County," a department spokesperson wrote in an email announcement.

The health department said the available appointments are at the Mountain America Expo Center (9575 S. State Street, Sandy) and the Salt Palace (100 S. West Temple, SLC). Free parking for vaccine recipients at the downtown Salt Palace is available at the 180 W. 200 South garage entrance.

Those who are eligible can sign up online at this link [slco.org/health/COVID-19/vaccine/70-plus].

Appointments can also be made over the phone by calling 385-468-7468. The phone line is staffed Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The health department says it would like to get all residents 70 years and older scheduled before starting to offer the vaccine to the expanded age range and group.

On March 1, Utahns 65 years and older can start signing up for appointments.

Eligible Utah residents in all counties can sign up here [coronavirus.utah.gov/vaccine-distribution].

READ: Utah County concerned vaccine clinics slowing down

In addition, adults of all ages who have the following medical conditions will also be eligible on March 1:

  • Solid organ transplant recipients
  • Certain cancers
  • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from blood, bone marrow, or organ transplant; HIV; use of corticosteroids long-term; or use of other immune weakening medicines long-term
  • Severe kidney disease on dialysis or with stage 4 or 5 chronic kidney disease
  • Uncontrolled diabetes
  • Severe obesity
  • Chronic liver disease including chronic hepatitis B or C
  • Chronic heart disease (not hypertension)
  • Severe chronic respiratory disease (other than asthma)
  • Neurologic conditions that impair respiratory function, including Down’s Syndrome, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, cerebral palsy, quadriplegia or hemiplegia,
  • Stroke and dementia (Alzheimer’s, vascular, frontotemporal)
  • Asplenia including splenectomy or a spleen dysfunction, including sickle cell disease