The process for scheduling COVID-19 vaccinations in Utah is being managed by local health departments. Health departments will announce the availability of vaccines and who is eligible based on criteria outlined by the state.
Since Eagle Mountain City is within Utah County, the Utah County Health Department (UCHD) will be the point of contact to schedule appointments for the vaccine. UCHD has an online appointment scheduling system. Residents can receive text alerts regarding vaccine availability and who is eligible for each phase by texting UCHEALTH to 888777 (enter 888777 in the recipient field, with UCHEALTH in message). Notifications will be sent letting you know when appointments are available. If you choose not to receive text alerts, you may check the scheduling system periodically for new appointments. If you need more assistance or lack internet availability, please call the Utah County Health Department COVID Help Line at 801-851-HELP (4357).
Healthcare workers, long-term care facility staff and residents, first responders, and K-12 teachers and school staff* are currently eligible for vaccines. As of the week of January 18, ages 70+ are eligible. UCHD has announced appointment scheduling is underway for ages 70+. More appointments will continually be added as the vaccine supply is replenished. This post will be updated as additional eligible groups are announced. It is expected to take several months to get vaccines to everyone who wants one but the state is working to expedite distribution as much as possible.
*A separate process is in place for K-12 school staff. Vaccine coordination is being managed through districts and schools. Staff should get information through their place of employment.