According to a press release from the Gallatin City-County Health Department, the public can sign up for appointments in an upcoming Phase 1B+ COVID-19 vaccine clinic hosted by Gallatin County.

Online sign-ups for this clinic will open at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 17. The clinic itself will be held Monday, March 22 at the Gallatin County Fairgrounds.

The clinic will have 850 appointments, about half of which will be available for online signup and the other half reserved for partner agencies. Click here to view all the ways to find a vaccine.

People who are eligible for this clinic include the following. PLEASE NOTE - If you do not qualify for these phases, your appointment will be canceled:

  • People in Phase 1B+ - those 60 years or older, people with certain underlying health conditions, and people of color. Find a full list of those underlying conditions here.
  • People in Phase 1A - Healthcare workers, first responders, and residents/staff of long-term care facilities.

On Wednesday, please visit www.myreadyclinic.org and follow these instructions:

  • Click “Find a Clinic
  • Scroll down to find the March 23 clinic at the Gallatin County Fairgrounds. (PLEASE NOTE: This clinic will NOT appear on the list until Wednesday at 12:00 p.m.Click the blue-button that says “Sign Up for a COVID-19 Vaccination” that is posted under the Gallatin County clinic information.
  • Choose your appointment time and fill out your information. Once you choose an available time, you will have 15 minutes to fill out and complete the form. If you do not fill out your information in those 15 minutes, your slot will be released and you will have to start over.

To prepare for Wednesday’s registration, click here to review tips and other information you will be asked when signing up.

There will be about 400 appointments available through the link and the Gallatin City-County Health Department says they will fill up quickly. The health department is also working with smaller healthcare clinics and other community organizations to get people who don’t have access to technology or need extra help signed up for about 450 additional appointments in this same clinic.

The following have access to limited spots to sign up their clients: Bozeman Clinic, HRDC, and Bozeman Senior Center.

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