COVID-19 vaccine is still in very limited supply and is currently being prioritized to individuals who qualify under PHASE 1a.
PHASE 1A (Missoula County)
- Frontline healthcare workers
- Healthcare workers with direct patient contact including but not limited to dentists, physical therapists, home health workers, etc.
- Residents and staff of long-term care facilities
- Healthcare workers with direct patient contact or virus exposure
- Emergency responders and law enforcement
The Montana Department of Health and Human Services and the Missoula City-County Health Department directs how the vaccine should be distributed in Montana. As more vaccine is made available, additional phases will be added until everyone is covered. While the vaccine will eventually be available to the public, we do not know exactly when that will happen and do not have a sign-up process or waiting list. See All State of Montana Phases >
For individuals who live or work in Missoula County and are in the Phase 1a Tier, Community Medical Center has online scheduling available for our COVID-19 vaccine clinic.
Proof of healthcare employment is required at your appointment.
- CDC Pre-Vaccination Checklist
- Who, When, Where, What to Bring (PDF) >
- Schedule Your Appointment Online
There are many benefits to getting vaccinated for COVID-19 and doing so will help end the pandemic. Even with a vaccine we will still need to wear masks, practice physical distancing and wash our hands to prevent the spread of illness until a large percentage of the population are vaccinated. We encourage everyone in our community to be a hero and get vaccinated once the vaccine is more widely available to our community members, hopefully in the coming months. If you have questions about weather the vaccine is right for you, please call your primary care provider.
Community Medical Center will provide updates as they are available, and we recommend watching for additional details from local media and state and local public health departments. You can find more information about the COVID-19 vaccine from MissoulaInfo.com, Montana DPHHS (FAQ) and the CDC.
Additional vaccine safety information can be found here.