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COVID-19 in Lewis and Clark County
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The CDC recommends that children and adolescents age 5 and older get a COVID-19 vaccine.
The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is authorized for children and adolescents age 5 and up, as a 2-dose series taken 3 weeks apart. The dose for children age 5-11 is one-third of the dosage of the vaccine for older adolescents and adults.
Vaccination is the best way to protect children age 5 and older from COVID-19.
COVID-19 has become one of the top 10 causes of pediatric death, and tens of thousands of children and teens have been hospitalized with COVID-19. While children and adolescents are typically at lower risk than adults of becoming severely ill or hospitalized from COVID-19, it is still possible.
The vaccine is safe and effective.
Before being authorized for children, scientists and medical experts completed their review of safety and effectiveness data from clinical trials of thousands of children. The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine was rigorously tested and reviewed, and more than 11 million adolescents ages 12-17 have already safely received the COVID-19 vaccine.
Please see our FAQ page for more information.
The CDC has approved boosters of Pfizer and Moderna vaccine for ALL individuals age 18+. All people who received J&J vaccine are eligible for a booster two months after their single dose.
Please note, these guidelines are based on individual benefits and risks. Consult your primary care physician for more information and guidance.
Do I qualify for a first or second dose?
Individuals over the age of 5 are eligible to receive FIRST OR SECOND doses of Pfizer vaccine. Individuals aged 17 and younger are NOT eligible for boosters at this time.
Mass drive-thru clinic:
Currently there is a mass drive thru clinic scheduled for Dec. 14 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Lewis and Clark County Fairgrounds. An appointment is required to attend this clinic.
Appointment for 1,000 first, second, or booster vaccinations are now available on our COVID-19 Hub for Dec. 14.
Appointments for these clinics are ALREADY open on our COVID-19 Hub.
To better serve the community and efficiently distribute vaccine, individuals must secure a free appointment. Those attending these clinics WILL NOT HAVE TO PROVIDE DOCUMENTATION, however, individuals must attest to qualifying for boosters at the time of making their appointment. There are no residency requirements for these clinics.
To get an appointment:
The registration site for the clinics is hosted on Waitwhile. Links to secure an appointment at any of the clinics can only be found on our COVID-19 Hub at www.helenamontanamaps.org/LCPHCovid19HUB/, or on Lewis and Clark Public Health’s website at https://www.lccountymt.gov/health.html, and, look for the ‘COVID-19 Hub’ link on the main page. A ‘how to’ video is available on our COVID-19 Hub. No account or app is required to use the appointment system.
When will appointment times be available?
Appointment times are ALREADY available through the registration links. We expect the appointments to go quickly. Due to the nature of the appointment system, and the extreme demand, we expect not all individuals will be able to get an appointment.
- Individuals can reserve an appointment time based on availability of time slots.
- To make an appointment, you will be required to provide your full name, email address, cell phone (or home phone number), and date of birth.
Vaccination Record Card:
If you are returning for your second or booster dose, you MUST bring your completed vaccination record card. If you have misplaced your card, call our COVID-19 Hotline at 833-829-9219 to request a copy of your records. If you are seeking a booster dose, SIX MONTHS must have elapsed since your second dose. Those without a VRC, or copy of their vaccination records, will be turned away at the clinic.
For those who require assistance:
If you require assistance in making an appointment, please call our COVID-19 Hotline at 833-829-9219, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please note: Assistance with appointments is for those who have access barriers to using the appointment website. Not all dates may be available through this call center.
What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is a respiratory disease that originated in China in late 2019 and has since spread throughout the world. The disease can have mild to severe symptoms, including fever, cough, and trouble breathing. It can also be fatal, especially among people age 65 and older and people with serious, existing health problems, like heart disease, diabetes, or lung disease.
We have established the Lewis and Clark County COVID-19 Hotline at toll free 833-VAXXC19 (833-829-9219). In addition to helping with appointments, our staff can provide information on second dose clinics, update appointment information and provide guidance on some frequently asked questions with regard to COVID-19. The hotline is open Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
If You Think You Have COVID-19
Symptoms of COVID-19 include a fever over 100 degrees F, cough, and difficulty breathing. If you have mild symptoms, stay home if possible and contact your medical provider by phone for guidance. Your provider will make sure you don’t expose others in the office or hospital setting. He or she will also work with public health professionals to determine if you need to be tested.
If you have severe symptoms, such as difficulty breathing, seek care immediately. Let the 9-1-1 dispatcher know that you might have COVID-19. Older patients and people who have underlying medical conditions or compromised immune systems should contact their physician early in the course of even mild illness.
Questions or concerns? Call the state hotline at 1-888-333-0461
For complaints about any of the Governor's COVID-19 directives within Lewis and Clark County, call 406-457-8886