6/17/21 Update: June 22nd will be the last vaccine clinic occurring at the Flathead County Fairgrounds. FCCHD will continue to administer vaccine on Tuesdays by appointment or walk-in at the health department immunization clinic.

All Montanans aged 12 and older are eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine appointments. If you are interested in receiving a free COVID-19 vaccine, please submit an online vaccine request form and an FCCHD staff member will call to schedule your vaccination appointment. All COVID-19 vaccine patients that are minors will need consent from a parent or legal guardian to receive a vaccine.

Please print and fill out this form if your child (17 and under) is scheduled to receive a COVID-19 vaccine and a parent/guardian will not be present.

Last Updated 6/17/2021

COVID-19 Vaccine

Page Last Updated 6/16/2021. 

All Montanans aged 12 and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

 Click here to view the Montana COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard.

Reminders:

  • All individuals on the list to receive a free COVID-19 vaccine will be called to schedule an appointment once a vaccine becomes available. You may receive an appointment as early as next week.

Steps to Receive a COVID-19 Vaccine:

  1. Determine if you are eligible to receive the vaccine at this time. All Montanans aged 12 and older are eligible to receive a free vaccine.

  2. Fill out our online Vaccine Request Form.

  3. Enter your information and submit the form. Once submitted you will be added to the list. Please only submit one form. You may receive an appointment as early as within the week.

  4. Please answer the phone when our schedulers are trying to reach you. To ensure you receive an appointment, we advise those individuals on the waiting-to-be-scheduled list to answer calls from unknown callers with (406) area codes as it may be staff calling to schedule a vaccination appointment.

Submitting an online request form is the easiest method to be added to the list to receive the vaccine. However, if internet access is unavailable individuals may also call the COVID-19 Vaccine Line at 406-751-8119.

Learn more about the different COVID-19 vaccines:

4/24/21 Update: Currently, three vaccines are authorized and recommended to prevent COVID-19. Following recent federal recommendations, the use of Johnson and Johnson vaccine may resume.

Type

Doses Needed

Approved for Ages

Fact Sheet

Pfizer-BioNTech

mRNA

2

16+

Pfizer EUA

Moderna

mRNA

2

18+

Moderna EUA

Johnson and Johnson

Viral Vector

1

18+

J & J EUA *updated

Additional Resources:

Different COVID-19 Vaccines
About the Vaccine
What to expect at your vaccine appointment.
Benefits of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine
Montana DPHHS
After You Have Been Fully Vaccinated
Helpful Reminders

About the Vaccine

Safety is a top priority in delivering a COVID-19 vaccine. Once a company develops a vaccine, it must go through a rigorous scientific testing process before it can be submitted to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA independently reviews the information from these tests to make sure the vaccine is safe and works well, and then decides whether the vaccine can be made available to the public through emergency use authorization.

After a vaccine is authorized for use, multiple safety monitoring systems are in place to watch for possible adverse events. If an unexpected serious adverse event is detected, experts work as quickly as possible to determine whether it is a true safety concern.

For Additional Information

Vaccine Records

After you receive your first dose of vaccine, you will receive a paper vaccination record that shows which vaccine you received and when. Keep this card in a safe place. Bring this card with you if your vaccine requires a second dose (I.e., Pfizer or Moderna) so that your provider can document your full vaccination.