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Montana COVID-19 Vaccination Guide

Montana COVID-19 Vaccination Guide
Montana COVID-19 Vaccination Guide

As of April 1, all Montana residents ages 16 and older are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Find more information about the vaccine, including where and how to get yours. Updated April 01, 2021.

Where can I get the COVID-19 vaccine?

  • Find a vaccination clinic near you with the state's vaccine finder
  • NPR's vaccine guide can help you sign up for a vaccine in or out of Montana
  • Montanans can get a vaccine from their local health department or medical provider
  • The state health department suggests monitoring messaging from counties for specific information about vaccine availability. Search for county public health contacts on this map, or find their contact info at the bottom of this page.
  • Pharmacies are offering COVID-19 vaccination appointments in some locations. The CDC and its partners recently launched a tool to search for vaccine providers. Search the VaccineFinder.

Vaccines are also available for qualifying Montanans at Indian Health Service clinics and VA clinics.

How much will the COVID-19 vaccine cost me?

Nothing. The federal government is providing the vaccine free of charge to all people living in the United States. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says vaccination providers may seek reimbursement for vaccine administration fees by a patient’s public or private insurance company or, for uninsured patients, by the Health Resources and Services Administration's Provider Relief Fund. According to the CDC, no one can be denied a vaccine if they are unable to pay a vaccine administration fee.

I've already had COVID, do I still need to get vaccinated?

The CDC says yes. Those who have been infected with COVID-19 can be re-infected if they are not vaccinated.

Is the vaccine safe? What are the side effects?

  • The CDC says COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves COVID-19 vaccines only after they go through rigorous studies for safety and effectiveness
  • According to the CDC after COVID-19 vaccination you may have some side effects and those are normal signs that your body is building protection. The CDC says side effects from COVID-19 vaccination include flu-like symptoms including fever, chills, tiredness, and headache. Side effects should subside within a few days
Infographics show the four phases of Montana's vaccination plan.
Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services
Montana COVID-19 vaccine distribution phases.

What can I do once I'm fully vaccinated?

  • First, be sure you are fully vaccinated. People are considered fully vaccinated:
    • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, like the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
    • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, like Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine
    • If it has been less than 2 weeks since your final dose you are not fully protected. Keep taking all prevention steps until you are fully vaccinated
  • The CDC says you should still take steps to protect yourself and others, like wearing a mask, social-distancing and avoiding poorly ventilated spaces. Continue to take these precautions whenever you are:
  • You should still avoid medium or large-sized gatherings
  • You should still delay domestic and international travel. If you do travel, you’ll still need to follow CDC requirements and recommendations
  • You should still watch out for symptoms of COVID-19, especially if you’ve been around someone who is sick. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you should get tested and stay home and away from others.
  • You will still need to follow guidance at your workplace.
  • You should still take precautions, especially around unvaccinated people, in both small and in large groups
  • Researchers are still learning about how vaccines will affect the spread of COVID-19

County Health Departments

Blaine County - 406-357- 2345

Broadwater County - 406-266-5209

Carbon County - 406-446-9941

Cascade County - 406-454- 6950

Carter County - 406-778-2824

Central Montana Health District (Fergus, Wheatland, Judith Basin, Golden Valley, Musselshell and Petroleum counties) - 406-535-3983

Chouteau County - 406-622-3771

Custer County - 406-874-8700

Daniels County - 406-487-2296

Dawson County - 406-377-5213

Deer Lodge County - 406-563- 7863

Fallon County - 406-778- 2824

Fergus County - 406-535-7433

Flathead County - 406-751-8119

Gallatin County - 406-548-0123

Garfield County - 406-557-2050

Glacier County - 406-873-2924

Golden Valley - 406-535-3983

Granite County - 406-531-5442

Hill County - 406-400-2369

Judith Basin County - 406-535-3983

Lake County - 406-883-7288

Lewis and Clark County - 406-457-8900

Liberty County- 406-759-5517

Lincoln County - 406-293-6295

Madison County - 406-843-4295

Meagher County - 406-547-3234

Mineral County - 406-822-3564

Missoula County - 406-258-4636

Musselshell County - 406-535-3983

Park County - 406-222-4145

Petroleum County - 406-535-3983

Phillips County - 406-654-2521

Pondera County - 406-271-3247

Powder River County - 406-436-2762

Powell County - 406-846-1722

Prairie County- 406-852-0622

Ravalli County - 406-375-6672

Richland County - 406-433-2207

Roosevelt County - 406-653-6223

Rosebud County - 406-346-2156

Sanders County - 406-827-6931

Sheridan County - 406-765-3432

Silver Bow County - 406-497-5008

Sweetgrass County - 406-932-5449

Teton County - 406-466-2562

Toole County - 406-424-5169

Treasure County - 406-342-5886

Valley County - 406-228-6261

Wheatland County - 406-535-3983

Wibaux County - 406-796-2485

Yellowstone County - 406-651-6596