Vaccination

COVID-19 Vaccine has started to arrive in Teton County!  The Teton County Health Department will working with community partners to administer vaccines throughout the county.  We will update this webpage as we get more information.

We are currently vaccinating:

All individuals age 18 and older

Vaccination supplies are limited and may not be immediately available to all those who qualify.

Ways to Get Vaccinated in Teton County

 

Mass Vaccination Clinics at Choteau Pavilion
By Appointment Only, Register Online
Call 406-466-2562 with questions

 

Vaccination by Appointment at Frontier Family Practice
Call 406-467-3447 to schedule or be added to waitlist

 

Vaccination Available at Home for Some Individuals
Call 406-466-2562 to inquire

Frequently Asked Questions

Upcoming COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Clinics

COVID-19 Vaccination is by APPOINTMENT ONLY.  Contact the Teton County Health Department to determine if you can be vaccinated during the current phase.

  • DO NOT show up at a vaccination clinic without an appointment.  You will not be vaccinated.
  • We are unable to maintain a waitlist at this time.  If no appointments are available, please try again when another clinic is listed.
  • If you need assistance making an vaccination appointment online, contact the Health Department at 466-2562. 
Clinic Date & Location
Who Can Get Vaccinated
 

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Johnson & Johnson Vaccine ONLY

April 8, 2021
12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Choteau Pavilion
204 1st St NE
Choteau, MT 59422

ALL PHASES

  • Any persons aged 18 and older
  • This is a 1-dose series, no 2nd dose needed.
 

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Moderna Vaccine ONLY

April 9, 2021
12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Choteau Pavilion
204 1st St NE
Choteau, MT 59422

ALL PHASES

  • Any persons aged 18 and older

SECOND DOSE

  • Individuals due for their second dose of vaccine on this date will be contacted directly by the health department via email or phone.
 

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Moderna Vaccine ONLY

April 16, 2021
12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Choteau Pavilion
204 1st St NE
Choteau, MT 59422

ALL PHASES

  • Any persons aged 18 and older

SECOND DOSE

  • Individuals due for their second dose of vaccine on this date will be contacted directly by the health department via email or phone.

What to Expect at Your Appointment

If you have an appointment to be vaccinated by the Teton County Health Department, please review and complete the following documents ahead of time.

Please bring the following things to your appointment:

  • Identification
  • Wear a short-sleeved shirt to make vaccination easier
  • If you have an underlying heath condition that qualifies you for vaccination in the current phase, you do not need to bring documentation, however we do recommend that you discuss vaccination with your healthcare provider first.

You will be required to stay for observation after vaccination for an immediate adverse reaction:

  • Persons with a history of anaphylaxis (due to any cause): 30 minutes
  • All other persons: 15 minutes

Register for the V-SAFE App.  You can use your smartphone to tell CDC about any side effects after getting the COVID-19 vaccine using the v-safe app. You’ll also get reminders if you need a second vaccine dose.

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Vaccination Phases

In Teton County, the COVID-19 vaccine will be allocated based on the recommendations developed by the ACIP and DPHHSthis information is subject to change, so please check back.

Teton County will move from one phase of vaccination to the next as we receive sufficient allotments of vaccine. Vaccine allotments are dependent on where we are as a state in the completion of each phase.  For example, if Teton County completes Phase 1a, and we still have vaccine inventory, we will start to vaccinate individuals in Phase 1b.  But we may not receive an additional allotment of vaccine until the whole state is ready for phase 1b, so we could experience some delays.

Phase 1A
  • Frontline healthcare workers
  • Long-term Care and Assisted Living Facilities (LTC/ALF) Residents and Staff
  • Healthcare workers and First Responders with direct patient contact or virus exposure
Phase 1B+ (Updated 3/2/21)
  • Persons aged 60 years and older
  • American Indians and other people of color who may be at elevated risk for COVID-19 complications
  • Persons aged 16–59 years with high-risk medical conditions.  Qualifying medical conditions include:
    • Cancer
    • Chronic kidney disease
    • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
    • Down Syndrome
    • Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies
    • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant, blood or bone marrow transplant, immune deficiencies, HIV, use of corticosteroids, or use of other immune weakening medicines
    • Severe Obesity (BMI ≥ 40 kg/m2)
    • Sickle cell disease
    • Type 1 & 2 Diabetes mellitus
    • Asthma (moderate to severe)
    • Cerebrovascular disease (affects blood vessels and blood supply to the brain)
    • Cystic fibrosis
    • Neurologic conditions, such as dementia
    • Liver disease
    • Pulmonary fibrosis (having damaged or scarred lung tissues)
    • Thalassemia (a type of blood disorder)
    • On a case by case basis, medical providers may include individuals with other conditions that place them at elevated risk for COVID-19 related complications.
Phase 1C
  • Frontline Essential Workers not already included in Phase 1B
  • Individuals residing in congregate care and correctional facilities not already included in Phase 1B
Phase 2:
  •  All remaining Montanans aged 16 and older not already included in Phase 1A, 1B, or 1C

About the Vaccine – Guidance and Resources

The Teton County Health will be administering Moderna COVID-19 vaccine and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine.  Please pay attention to what type of vaccine you register to receive!  We encourage everyone to read about it before their vaccination appointment.

We do not currently offer Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine in Teton County.  It is available through most major hospital systems in Montana.  You can read about it here.

Who should not get a COVID‑19 Vaccine?

You should not get a COVID‑19 Vaccine if you:

What should you mention to your vaccination provider before you get a COVID‑19 Vaccine?

Tell your vaccination provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:

  • have any allergies
  • have a fever
  • have a bleeding disorder or are on a blood thinner
  • are immunocompromised or are on a medicine that affects your immune system
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant
  • are breastfeeding
  • have received another COVID‑19 vaccine

How is the COVID‑19 Vaccine given?

All COVID‑19 Vaccine will be given to you as an injection into the muscle. The Moderna COVID‑19 Vaccine vaccination series is 2 doses given 1 month apart. If you receive one dose of the Moderna COVID‑19 Vaccine, you should receive a second dose of the same vaccine 1 month later to complete the vaccination series.  The Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 Vaccine is a 1 dose series.  You will not need to return for a second appointment if you received a Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine.

What are the risks of the COVID‑19 Vaccine?

Side effects that have been reported with all COVID‑19 Vaccines include:

  • Injection site reactions: pain, redness, swelling
  • General side effects: tiredness, headache, muscle pain, chills fever, nausea

These side effects usually start within a day or two of getting the vaccine. Side effects might affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days. Get tips on what to expect after getting vaccinated.

There is a remote chance that a COVID‑19 Vaccine could cause a severe allergic reaction. A severe allergic reaction would usually occur within a few minutes to one hour after getting a dose of the COVID‑19 Vaccine. For this reason, your vaccination provider may ask you to stay at the place where you received your vaccine for monitoring after vaccination. Signs of a severe allergic reaction can include:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Swelling of your face and throat
  • A fast heartbeat
  • A bad rash all over your body
  • Dizziness and weakness

What should I do about side effects?

If you experience a severe allergic reaction, call 9‑1‑1, or go to the nearest hospital.

Call the vaccination provider or your healthcare provider if you have any side effects that bother you or do not go away.

Do I still have to wear a mask and socially distance after the first vaccine? After the second vaccine?

Yes. While experts learn more about the protection that COVID-19 vaccines provide under real-life conditions, it will be important for everyone to continue using all the tools available to us to help stop this pandemic, like covering your mouth and nose with a mask, washing hands often, and staying at least 6 feet away from others. Together, COVID-19 vaccination and following CDC’s recommendations for how to protect yourself and others will offer the best protection from getting and spreading COVID-19. Experts need to understand more about the protection that COVID-19 vaccines provide before deciding to change recommendations on steps everyone should take to slow the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. Other factors, including how many people get vaccinated and how the virus is spreading in communities, will also affect this decision.