Coronavirus, COVID vaccine

GREAT FALLS, Mont. - Cascade County is opening Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations to children 12 years old and older starting with two clinics at the Montana ExpoPark Exhibition Hall.

According to a release from the Cascade City-County Health Department, CCHD and Alluvion Health are holding the Pfizer vaccination clinics  Friday, May 21, from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm and Saturday, May 22, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

In addition to the Pfizer vaccine for those 12 and older, the health department will also be offering the Johnson and Johnson vaccine for thos 18 and older.

Walk-ins are being taken at the clinic and no appointments are necessary.

“This is an exciting opportunity for our community and residents to continue toward the goal of getting back to some normalcy” Trisha Gardner, Cascade County Health Officer, said in the release. “I encourage families to take advantage of this opportunity and get all eligible individuals vaccinated.”

CCHD said those who receive their first dose at this clinic will receive their second on  Friday, June 11 or Saturday, June 12.

If you are unable to attend the walk-in clinic on the listed dates, the Cascade City-County Health Department will also continue giving all three vaccines by scheduled appointments. To schedule an appointment, you can sign up online here or call 406-791-9250.

“We are not out of the woods yet,” Dr. Mark Miles, Alluvion Health Chief Medical Officer, said in the release. “Cascade County has seen an uptick in positive COVID-19 cases in the past few weeks. As summer activities and gatherings continue to ramp up, it is important we continue to vaccinate members of our community to keep COVID-19 cases at bay.”

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