Intermountain St. George Regional Hospital hosts COVID-19 vaccine clinic Tuesday, spots filled within few hours

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ST. GEORGE, Utah (ABC4 News) – Within a few hours, spots for Intermountain St. George Regional Hospital’s COVID-19 vaccine clinic were filled.

Hospital officials say all 1,200 spots were quickly filled when they opened Monday.

The Jan. 19 vaccine clinic will run from 10 a.m. to 8:15 p.m. and on Wednesday, Jan. 20 from noon to 6 p.m., according to hospital officials.

At the clinic, hospital officials say COVID-19 vaccines will be offered at no charge to those who schedule appointments and who are eligible as listed below:

  • Intermountain caregivers, volunteers, and affiliated providers
  • Local first responders
  • School district teachers and substitute teachers
  • Those age 70 and older.

A link for those eligible to sign-up to schedule an appointment was provided but spots were filled within a few hours. About 1,200 spots were filled. Hospital officials added that second doses will automatically be reserved for each individual who receives the first dose and more information is provided on the scheduling site.

If appointment times are filled, names may be added to a waiting list by emailing interest in participating, name and phone number to:

Hospital officials ask that those who add their name to the waiting list make sure that they are available within 30 minutes of notification that a vaccination time is available.

Vaccination will take place in the BLU-MED tents east of the hospital’s emergency department.

Those with appointments for vaccination are asked to park in the east parking lot of the Intermountain Cancer Center of St. George (building 7) and walk west, across the bridge to the BlueMed tent.

Those who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or any other illness, are awaiting results of a COVID-19 test, or are under a mandated quarantine period for COVID-19 are not eligible to be vaccinated, according to hospital officials.

The state of Utah also recommends that people who have tested positive for COVID-19 wait for 90 days after the positive test to get vaccinated.

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