Richland Co. Health Department Offers Updated COVID-19 Vaccine

The Richland County Health Department is now offering the updated COVID-19 vaccine by appointment at regular vaccine clinics.

The updated vaccine covers the COVID-19 variant that has caused most infections in 2023. The vaccine protects against COVID-19 only, and does not contain flu vaccine or any other vaccine.

The Health Department carries Moderna vaccine for people aged six months and older. The vaccine is largely covered by insurance, though it is the client’s responsibility to contact their insurance to determine coverage. Both Medicare and Medicaid will cover the vaccine. The cost of the vaccine is $190. The Health Department is a Bridge Access Program provider, which may provide vaccine to adults who are uninsured. The Vaccines for Children Program provides vaccine to uninsured children. To locate providers of other brands of COVID-19 vaccine, visit http://www.vaccines.gov.

To be eligible for the new vaccine, you must wait at least two months after the last COVID-19 vaccine, or up to three months after having COVID-19.

The Health Department currently offers COVID-19 vaccine during regular vaccination clinic hours, which are Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 10-4:30 p.m. by appointment, as well as the second Wednesday of each month until 6 p.m., and the third Thursday from 10 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. All times are MST.

For questions or to make an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine or other vaccinations, call the Health Department at 406-433-2207. The Health Department is located in the Community Services Building at 1201 W. Holly, Ste. 1, Sidney.

 

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