COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 Vaccine

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Phased approach to vaccination

Currently we have the following information on the Local Health Dept’s planned administration of the vaccine: (last updated 5 Feb 2021)

Right now, healthcare providers, long-term care facility staff and residents, first responders, K-12 school staff, and Utahns 70 years and older can get vaccinated in Utah. As more vaccine becomes available, everyone who wants to get vaccinated will be able to. We encourage you to make an informed decision about getting vaccinated. Credible and accurate information on the COVID-19 vaccines can be found at https://coronavirus.utah.gov/vaccine.

If you have any questions, call the COVID-19 hotline at 1-800-456-7707. The hotline has language and translation services in more than 100 languages, including Spanish. 

Remember, appointments fill up quickly, and depend on the number of doses we receive. New appointments and vaccine clinics will be added so keep trying if you can’t get an appointment the first time. 

 

Bear River Health Department
(Box Elder, Cache, and Rich counties)
435-792-6500

Vaccine appointments are scheduled through the BRHD website. You must pre-register. Cache County clinics are scheduled for February 9, 16, 17, 23, and 24.Box Elder clinics are scheduled for February 17 and 24.


Central Utah Public Health Department
(Juab, Millard, Piute, Sanpete, Sevier, and Wayne counties)
435-623-0696 (Juab County)
435-462-2449 or 435-835-2231 (Sanpete County)
435-743-5723 or 435-864-3612 (Millard County)
435-577-2521 (Piute County)
435-836-1317 (Wayne County)
435-896-5451 (Sevier County)

Register for a vaccine on the CUPHD website. Click the green button, Vaccine Information. When it takes you to a new page, click the red button, Vaccine Sign-up Form. Fill out the contact information form. CUPHD will contact you about your appointment.Vaccine clinics may differ by county, so contact the CUPHD office nearest you if you have questions.


Davis County Health Department
801-525-4900*New phone number*

Appointments are available through the end of February. Call 801-525-4900 to schedule an appointment, or schedule your vaccination on the DCHD website.


Salt Lake County Health Department
385-468-7468

Vaccine appointments are scheduled through the SLCHD website, however, appointments are full through February 27.Sign upon their website to be notified of the next opportunity to schedule an appointment.


San Juan Public Health Department
435-359-0038

Call the SJPHD for information about vaccines.


Southeast Utah Health Department
(Carbon, Emery, and Grand counties)
435-637-3671 (Price office)
435-381-2252 (Castle Dale office)
435-259-5602 (Moab office)

Vaccine appointments are scheduled through the Southeast Utah website, however, appointments are currently full. To find out when the next vaccines will be available, fill out theformon their website, and you’ll be notified by email of the next opportunity to schedule an appointment.


Southwest Utah Public Health Department
(Beaver, Garfield, Iron, Kane, and Washington counties)
435-986-2549*New phone number*

Register online for a clinic in your county:
Kane County: Call 435-644-4994 to schedule


Summit County Health Department
435-333-0050

Register for a notification about appointments online. Staff from SCHD will notify you via email when the next opportunity for appointment scheduling opens.

Each person who registers must have a separate email address (a couple cannot both register with the same email address).


Tooele County Health Department
435-277-2484*New phone number*

Vaccine appointments are scheduled through the TCHD website, or call 435-277-2484.


TriCounty Health Department
(Daggett, Duchesne, and Uintah counties)
435-247-1177 (Vernal office)
435-722-6300 (Roosevelt office)

Call the COVID-19 Hotline at1-800-456-7707for information on vaccine appointments in the TriCounty health district. You may also leave a voicemail at 435-247-1177. Press 1 and leave a message with your name, age, phone number, and the county you live in, and TCHD will get back with you for an appointment as soon as possible.


Utah County Health Department
801-851-4357

Vaccine appointments are scheduled through the UCHD website, however, appointments are currently full. To find out when the next vaccines will be available, sign up for UCHD text alerts by texting the word UCHEALTH to 888777.


Wasatch County Health Department
435-657-3276

Vaccine appointment information is not on the WCHD website. Register for an appointment by calling the Wasatch County COVID-19 Hotline at435-657-3276during regular business hours (Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.).


Weber-Morgan Health Department
(Morgan and Weber counties) 
801-399-7777

Vaccine appointments are scheduled through the WMHD website, however, appointments are currently full. New appointments will be posted on their website every Thursday at 3 p.m. Please check each week for availability.

The UDA is recommending all dental team members become aware of their own LHD’s plans for administration of the vaccine when available. 

Here is additional information on the vaccine for your reference:

Framework for Equitable Allocation of COVID-19 Vaccine




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COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

Utah’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan will likely change as more vaccines become available, more people are vaccinated, and timelines become more clear.

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For providers

For those interested in administering the vaccine – click “For Providers” for additional information from the Health Department.




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Utah Health Guidance Levels

The COVID-19 Transmission Index clarifies the public health metrics that are used to determine which counties are at what level of transmission: high, moderate, or low. These levels correspond directly to the case rates, positivity rates, and ICU utilization.

The data helps us understand the real risk of transmission in our communities. Important health behaviors, based on epidemiology and medical science, are described at each level to protect yourself, your family, and your community from COVID-19.




Resources and help to Navigate the Pandemic

The UDA is very proud to have been influential and recognized by the governor to have been a major factor in reopening of dental and medical offices. We are certain the offices following the ADA recommendations are finding the patients appreciate your efforts and feel comfortable to return to the dental office’s that are taking those recommended precautions. 

The Utah Dental Association and the American Dental Association have been the #1 advocates for dentistry in these unprecedented times. Many state and national efforts have been made to help dental professionals manage the Covid pandemic and the effects on the dental offices. The dental community and situation would look very different without the ADA and UDA’s help and influence.

We continually want to remind all Dentists and their Dental Team members to visit ADA.org/virus  often to see frequent updates and tools available to help patients and staff feel they are doing their best to minimize risks during dental treatments during this pandemic. New information becomes available almost daily.




Other Government Resources

CDC: COVID-19: Guidance for Dental Settings: View
CDC Recommendations: View
What to do if COVID-19 impacts your employment: View
Dept of Workforce Services information on COVID-19: View
Guidance for Preparing Workplaces for Coronavirus: View 




Links & Resources from ADA.org/virus 

The COVID-19 outbreak and its impact on dentistry is rapidly evolving. To help dentists navigate these unprecedented times for their practices, staff and patients, the ADA developed the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Center for Dentists at ADA.org/virus.

Below is a list of resources that can be found on ADA.org/virus. The contents of the page are updated with new information almost daily. Please click on the following links to access the most current resources.

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COVID-19 Digital Events

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ADA Statement on Dentistry as Essential Health Care

CHICAGO, August 10, 2020 — A new interim policy from the American Dental Association (ADA) states dentistry is an “essential health care service,” reaffirming that oral health has long been recognized as an integral part of overall health.

“Whether it’s the current pandemic, a future epidemic or a natural disaster in a particular area, this policy recognizes the need for people to be able to continue to access the full range of dental services,” said ADA President Chad P. Gehani, D.D.S. “Oral health is integral to overall health — staying well depends on having access to health care, which includes dental treatment.”

Dr. Gehani added that regular dental visits are important because treatment, as well as prevention of dental disease, helps keep people healthy. “Beyond teeth and gums, the mouth also serves as a window to the rest of the body and can show signs of infection, nutritional deficiencies and systemic diseases,” he said.

The policy includes the following:

  • Oral health is an integral component of systemic health.
  • Dentistry is an essential health care service because of its role in evaluating, diagnosing, preventing or treating oral diseases, which can affect systemic health.
  • The term “Essential Dental Care” be defined as any care that prevents and eliminates infection, preserves the structure and function of teeth as well as orofacial hard and soft tissues. Orofacial generally refers to the mouth, jaws and face.
  • Essential dental care should continue to be delivered during global pandemics or other disaster situations.
  • Government agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency have acknowledged dentistry as an essential service needed to maintain the health of Americans so they can sustain their health and livelihoods and live resiliently during the COVID-19 pandemic response. State agencies or officials be urged to recognize the oral health workforce when designating its essential workforce during public health emergencies, in order to assist them in protecting the health of their constituents.

For more information and to read the full policy, visit ADA.org.

For more information about oral health, visit the ADA’s website for consumers, MouthHealthy.org.

Editor’s Note: Reporters are invited to follow the ADA on Twitter @AmerDentalAssn




COVID-19 Resources

During these unprecedented times, there has been a flood of information become available. It’s difficult to determine what information is the best and applicable. We recommend seeking information from reliable sources. And always check with your own professional advisors when making business decisions. The UDA is working hard to bring you the most reliable and latest information. At this time, the following seems to be reliable resources of which have great information.

 

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Spring Seminar 2021

For Dentists and Hygienists
Friday, February 26, 2021

The Spring Seminar has reached capacity and registration is now closed.


2021 UDA Convention Cancelled

The Salt Palace Convention Center is no longer available.
Visit the UDA Convention Page for additional information.

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(801) 530-6628
(866) 275-3675 Toll-Free in Utah
Bureau Manager: Larry Marx — lmarx@utah.gov
Board Secretary: Lisa Martin — lmartin@utah.gov



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