HELENA – The Local Vaccination Team will provide second dose vaccinations to individuals in Phase 1a that received their first doses on Dec. 29 and 30, 2020.

The team will hold two second dose drive-thru clinics on Jan. 28 and 29 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Lewis and Clark County Fairgrounds. No appointment is needed for these clinics - Individuals can drop in at any time from 1 – 6 p.m. either day. This is only for those who received their first dose at Dec. 29 or 30 drive-thru vaccination events.

Phase 1a individuals must bring their vaccination record card with them. This card was given to all those who received their first dose of the vaccine and contains important information. No other paperwork is required for the second dose.

COVID-19 symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus and include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.  Also, be aware of emergency warning signs of severe COVID-19 disease.  Individuals showing any of the following signs or symptoms should seek emergency medical care immediately: trouble breathing, persistent pressure or pain in the chest, new confusion, inability to wake or stay awake, or bluish lips or face coloring.   

For the most current available data on local COVID-19 cases, view the Local COVID-19 Decision Making Dashboard at www.lccountymt.gov/health/covid-19/local-covid-19-decision-making-dashboard.html.

Preventing and controlling local COVID-19 is dependent on personal responsibility and individual choices that residents of our county can make to protect our community.  Lewis and Clark Public Health continues to urge people to do the right thing to protect our community, practice what has been learned over the last few months, such as physical distancing, wearing a face covering, avoiding large gatherings, washing hands, and sanitizing surfaces to protect ourselves and others.

If you have questions, please call Lewis and Clark Public Health at 457-8900.