Vaccine Information

ALL MISSOULA COUNTY RESIDENTS 5 AND OLDER ARE NOW ELIGIBLE FOR COVID-19 VACCINATION

Vaccines for ages 5 to 11

The CDC now recommends everyone ages 5 and older get a COVID-19 vaccine to help protect against COVID-19. Children 5 and older can receive the two-dose Pfizer vaccine. All COVID vaccines are free of charge. View vaccination options for ages 5 to 11 in Missoula County.

Not sure about getting your child vaccinated? Parents are encouraged to talk to their child's pediatrician and learn more about COVID-19 vaccines for children

RESOURCES FOR PARENTS

Community Medical Center Nurse on Call Line: Pediatricians with Community Children's will be available to answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5+ by calling 406-327-4770 from 5 to 7 p.m. every day through Thursday, Nov. 18. They will not be able to provide specific medical advice for individual children; however, they are available to answer questions and concerns about the vaccine and connect families with primary and specialty care providers, if necessary. All calls to the Nurse on Call line are free.

Partnership Health Center: For parents who want to make an appointment to talk to a physician about getting their child a COVID vaccine but who do not have access to a primary care provider, Partnership Health Center encourages parents to contact the clinic about scheduling an appointment for a consultation with a medical provider. As a Federally Qualified Health Center, PHC’s services are open to all, regardless of ability to pay. Community members can call 406-258-4789 to learn more about these services and schedule an appointment.

Providence St. Patrick Hospital: COVID Vaccine for Kids
Community Medical Center: 2021 COVID-19 for Children Age 5+
Partnership Health Center: COVID-19 Vaccines for Kids - A Message from Dr. Emma Wright
Johns Hopkins: What Parents Need to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines for Children
Johns Hopkins: 10 Reasons Your Child Should Get Vaccinated As Soon As Possible

Booster doses 

The Missoula City-County Health Department offers booster doses of the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. According to the CDC, everyone 18 and older is now eligible to get a booster dose. 

  • Booster doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are appropriate for individuals who have previously received 2 doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine at least 6 months prior to the booster appointment. 
  • Booster doses for the Janssen vaccine are appropriate for individuals who have previously received 1 dose of the Janssen vaccine at least 2 months prior to the booster appointment.

Note: The CDC has approved receiving a booster dose of a different brand than what was originally administered. If you wish to receive a different brand, please register for the brand that you want and not what you have already received.

At the MCCHD clinic at Southgate Mall, booster shots will be available by appointment only. Appointments are available by calling 258-INFO (4636), option 3, or online at missoulainfo.com. The health department asks county residents to be sure to bring their COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card. 


COVID-19 VACCINES: WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?

Moderna

  • Two doses
  • Second does administered 28 days after first one
  • Approved for ages 18 and older
  • Booster approved for certain individuals

Pfizer

  • Two doses
  • Second does administered 21 days after first one
  • Approved for ages 5 and older
  • Booster approved for certain individuals

Johnson & Johnson (Janssen)

  • One dose
  • Approved for ages 18 and older
All three vaccines are highly effective at preventing severe illness, hospitalization and death from COVID-19. The best vaccine for you is the one that's available!

 


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