Vaccination

COVID-19 Vaccine is available 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 5* and older

Booster doses of Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson are available

*Pfizer is the only vaccine currently authorized for individuals age 5-17 years.  If your child falls within this age group, please make sure they attend a clinic where Pfizer is available.

Ways to Get Vaccinated in Teton County

Vaccination Clinics at Teton County Health Department
Walk-Ins Welcome at COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics!  No Appointment Needed.
Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, and Pfizer offered.
Call 406-466-2562 with questions
Vaccination Available at Home for Some Individuals
Johnson & Johnson offered
Call 406-466-2562 to inquire

Frequently Asked Questions

Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

Teton County Health Department offers COVID-19 vaccination on specific dates at drive up clinics. An appointment is not necessary, but please call us if you have any questions: 406-466-2562.

Location:

Due to high demand, we will be moving our next few clinics to the Choteau Pavilion.  Please check back regularly regarding clinic locations.

We offer the following COVID-19 Vaccine Options:

  • Moderna (2 dose series, spaced 4 weeks apart; ages 18+)
  • Pfizer (2 dose series, spaced 3 weeks apart; ages 5+)
  • Johnson & Johnson (1 dose series; ages 18+)
  • Boosters for individuals age 12 and up

Upcoming Drive-Up Clinic Dates:

    • Every Friday @ Teton County Health Department Parking Lot
      • 9am to Noon

What to Expect at Your Appointment

If you are planning to be vaccinated by the Teton County Health Department, please review the following documents ahead of time.

Please bring the following things to your appointment:

      • Identification
      • Health insurance card (if you have it)
      • Vaccine card if you’ve already received a first dose
      • Wear a short-sleeved shirt to make vaccination easier
      • If you have an underlying heath condition, 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.

Additional Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine

Booster Doses

TCHD will be offering these booster doses at our regular Covid-19 vaccine clinics.

For Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccine recipients:

  • Everyone age 16 years and older can get a booster shot at least 6 months after completing their 2-dose primary series. Teens ages 16-17 years old can only get the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster shot.

For Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine recipients:

  • You should receive a booster shot at least 2 months after receiving your primary shot.  Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna (mRNA COVID-19 vaccines) are preferred in most situations. Although mRNA vaccines are preferred, J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine may be considered in some situations.
Third Doses for Moderately to Severely Immunocompromised Individuals

Some people with moderately or severely compromised immune systems should receive an additional primary dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine 28 days after completing their 2-dose primary series. You should get the same product as your initial 2 doses.

  • CDC recommends that moderately or severely immunocompromised people ages 12 years and older who completed their Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine primary series and ages 18 years or older who completed their Moderna COVID-19 vaccine primary series should plan to get an additional primary dose. This additional primary dose is intended to improve immunocompromised people’s response to their primary vaccine series

People should talk to their healthcare provider about their medical condition, and whether getting an additional dose is appropriate for them.

  • Those seeking a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine DO NOT need documentation from their healthcare provider, we just ask that you speak with your provider first to ensure that an additional dose is appropriate for you at this time.
  • You can receive a 3rd dose at any one of our walk-in clinics.  Please ensure it has been at least 28 days since your 2nd dose.

Project ACCESS

About the Vaccine – Guidance and Resources

The Teton County Health will be administers all three authorized vaccines in the United States: Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, and Johnson & Johnson.  Please pay attention to what type of vaccine you request!  We encourage everyone to read about it before their vaccination appointment.

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 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, but become eligible for a booster dose after two or more months.
      • The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine is a 2-dose series, given 3 weeks apart.  If you receive one dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, you should receive a second dose of the same vaccine 3 weeks later to complete the vaccination series.

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?

You are not considered fully vaccinated until two weeks after the last dose of your vaccine (one dose for Johnson & Johnson, two doses for Moderna or Pfizer). Fully vaccinated people can resume some activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.