The wait is over!

COVID-19 vaccine is readily available in Gallatin County, anyone 16 years or older is eligible.

The Pfizer vaccine is very close to Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) in kids ages 12 to 15 years old. When this EUA is approved, the Gallatin City-County Health Department will recommend vaccines be provided to that age group.

We are currently taking pre-registration for this age group in the May 18 clinic linked below.

For more information, please visit our FAQs and/or read the recent press release.

COVID-19 CLINIC, MAY 10:

The link below is for ALL RESIDENTS in Manhattan and surrounding communities. This clinic will take place at the Manhattan High School.

CLICK for COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic — MANHATTAN HS –> MAY 10 (Pfizer)

COVID-19 CLINIC, MAY 11:

For those looking for a later appointment, the clinic below has appointments through 6:45 p.m. This clinic will take place at the Gallatin County Fairgrounds.

**If you want to sign your 12-15 year old up for a vaccine, please use the May 18 clinic linked below.

We will not be vaccinating anyone under the age of 16 at this clinic. 

CLICK HERE to sign up for the COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic –> MAY 11 (Pfizer)

COVID-19 CLINIC, MAY 18:

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) will be voting for approval on the Pfizer vaccine in 12-15 year-olds on Wednesday, May 12. Anyone looking to sign up their child should use the link below. Anyone who signed their child up for the May 11 clinic should receive an email or phone call on rescheduling them.

PLEASE NOTE: if the approval does not come through, we will again reschedule or cancel appointments for anyone under 16 years old.

CLICK for COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic — 12-15 year-olds –> MAY 18 (Pfizer)

Our new vaccine appointment process now includes the links above, where you can directly sign up for your vaccine appointment. We will no longer have a waiting list for appointments. If you were signed up on the waiting list and have NOT received an email or phone call – and have also not received your vaccine – please click on one of the links above and sign up for an appointment.

Please Note:

  • All clinics will be closed at 4:30 p.m. the day before so we can make sure we have the proper supplies and resources available.
  • Clinic links will be updated each week.
  • Please be sure to note the timeframe for your second dose and your availability to make that appointment!

Gallatin County shares the COVID-19 vaccine allocation between the following facilities:

If you received your first dose with one of these facilities, please make every attempt to get your second dose from the same facility. Additionally, you may be on multiple waitlists, so if you receive a call from a second facility please notify them that you’ve already received, or are scheduled for, your first dose somewhere else.

COVID-19 cases are still widespread in Gallatin County.

This means everyone should continue to follow critical public health protocols including:

  • Avoid large crowds
  • Wear a mask in public
  • Maintain social distance 
  • Wash your hands often
  • Stay home when you’re sick


Vaccine List FAQs

Anyone in Gallatin County that is 16 years or older is now eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Anyone who was eligible for Phase 1A, 1B, or 1B+ will have prioritized order on the list.

PLEASE NOTE: Pfizer is the only vaccine that is approved for children age 16 and 17. Moderna and the Janssen vaccine (Johnson & Johnson) are only authorized for use in individuals 18 or older.

**Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for Pfizer vaccine in 12-15 year-olds is currently pending. Once authorization is given, the Gallatin City-County Health Department will provide vaccines to kids in this age group.**

As of May 5, Pfizer EUA for use in 12-15 year old kids is currently pending. Once this authorization is approved, Gallatin City-County Health Department will recommend the vaccine for this age group.

The wait is over! There is no longer a list to get on, you can click on the links above and secure one of the open appointments. These links will be updated each week.

The good news is that our supply seems to be outweighing our demand. So, there are many open appointments available. However, we are still prioritizing anyone that was eligible for Phase 1A, 1B, or 1B+. 

If you signed up for the list and have NOT received an email or phone call, please just go to the links above and choose an appointment. 

If you know someone who does not have internet or access to technology, please help them get signed up through our website! If they need extra help, they can call our Call Center who will help them fill out the form.

If you do not have an email address, please put “no email” in the box where it is required. PLEASE BE SURE to include an accurate phone number! Everyone that signs up will get an email AND an automated phone call – when an appointment is available – that will tell them to schedule their appointment. For those without email, the automated phone call will be the only way they will know it’s their turn to sign up for an appointment. They can call the Call Center (406-548-0123) to get help signing up for an appointment over the phone.

Unfortunately we cannot manage multi-person sign-ups at this time. Each person will have to sign up individually for their own appointment.

Now that you are able to sign up for an appointment without a wait, you will see which vaccine is being given during the clinic you chose. If you do not want that vaccine, please visit vaccinefinder.org and secure an appointment with another facility. 

Please keep in mind, Pfizer is the ONLY vaccine that is approved for children ages 16 and 17. Moderna and the Janssen vaccine (Johnson & Johnson) are only authorized for use in individuals 18 or older.

Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) is currently paused at this time!

Your name and contact information will be held until we have deemed the information unnecessary or if you specifically ask us to remove it from the list. We are HIPAA compliant so all information is protected under these laws.

There will be specific individuals who will have access to the information, all persons who have access to this confidential information are obligated under federal and state law to protect the information from unreasonable and inappropriate disclosure. Once the community-need for the information has been fulfilled, we will purge the data from the system per our standard privacy practices

General Vaccine FAQs

Anyone in Gallatin County that is 16 years or older is now eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Anyone who was eligible for Phase 1A, 1B, or 1B+ will have prioritized order on the list.

PLEASE NOTE: Pfizer is the only vaccine that is approved for children age 16 and 17. Moderna and the Janssen vaccine (Johnson & Johnson) are only authorized for use in individuals 18 or older.

Currently, vaccine demand far exceeds our supply. Therefore, to ensure transparency and broad community input, the Gallatin City-County Health Department has formed a COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force including representatives from community organizations, health care providers, businesses, and government, to prioritize COVID-19 vaccine distribution.  

The Task Force has agreed to follow the Governor’s guidelines and opened Gallatin County to Phase 1B+. See the criteria above to find out if you qualify. We appreciate your patience as we continue to have very limited vaccine supply.

The wait is over! We do not have a list, but we do have open appointments. Please scroll to the top of this page and choose a date and time that works for you.

Please note the ingredients and the FDA Fact Sheet for each vaccine below.

Pfizer COVID-19 Ingredients

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine includes the following ingredients: mRNA, lipids ((4-hydroxybutyl)azanediyl)bis(hexane-6,1-diyl)bis(2-hexyldecanoate), 2 [(polyethylene glycol)-2000]-N,N-ditetradecylacetamide, 1,2-Distearoyl-sn-glycero-3- phosphocholine, and cholesterol), potassium chloride, monobasic potassium phosphate, sodium chloride, dibasic sodium phosphate dihydrate, and sucrose. Food and environmental allergies will not prevent you from getting the Pfizer vaccine.

FDA Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers – Pfizer

Moderna COVID-19 Ingredients

Each dose of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine contains 100 mcg of nucleosidemodified messenger RNA (mRNA), a total lipid content of 1.93 mg (SM-102, polyethylene glycol [PEG] 2000 dimyristoyl glycerol [DMG], cholesterol, and 1,2-distearoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine [DSPC]), 0.31 mg tromethamine, 1.18 mg tromethamine hydrochloride, 0.043 mg acetic acid, 0.12 mg sodium acetate, and 43.5 mg sucrose.

FDA Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers – Moderna

Janssen COVID-19 Ingredients (Johnson & Johnson)

The Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine includes the following ingredients: recombinant, replication-incompetent adenovirus type 26 expressing the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein, citric acid monohydrate, trisodium citrate dihydrate, ethanol, 2-hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrin (HBCD), polysorbate-80, sodium chloride.

Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers – Janssen

Both the Pfizer and the Moderna vaccines require two (2) doses. The first dose helps the immune system recognize the virus, and the second dose strengthens the body’s response to the virus.

  • Pfizer requires two doses, three (3) weeks apart.
  • Moderna requires two doses, four (4) weeks apart.
  • Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) requires a single dose.

The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines do not work together. That means if you get the Pfizer vaccine first, your second dose must also be Pfizer – you cannot get the Pfizer vaccine first and Moderna vaccine second.

Both Pfizer and Moderna will provide you with a card after your first vaccine that will show you when you need your second dose.

We are currently in Phase 1B+ of the vaccine distribution plan. Anyone who qualified for a vaccine in Phase 1A or 1B is still eligible.

Once the vaccine is more widely available, there are just a few restrictions set for each vaccine.

  • Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine will be available for individuals over the age of 16. Studies are ongoing to determine the safety of the vaccine in children under 16.
  • Moderna COVID-19 vaccine will be available for individuals over the age of 18. Studies are ongoing to determine the safety of the vaccine in children under 18.
  • Janssen COVID-19 (referred to as Johnson & Johnson) will be available for individuals over the age of 18. Studies are ongoing to determine the safety of the vaccine in children under 18.
  • Pre-existing health conditions will also be reviewed prior to a vaccine being given.
  • If you are allergic to any ingredients, you should not get the vaccine.

Anyone who is allergic to the ingredients should not get the vaccine. Also, if you have an allergic reaction to the first dose of the vaccine, you should not get a second dose.

Pfizer COVID-19 Ingredients

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine includes the following ingredients: mRNA, lipids ((4-hydroxybutyl)azanediyl)bis(hexane-6,1-diyl)bis(2-hexyldecanoate), 2 [(polyethylene glycol)-2000]-N,N-ditetradecylacetamide, 1,2-Distearoyl-sn-glycero-3- phosphocholine, and cholesterol), potassium chloride, monobasic potassium phosphate, sodium chloride, dibasic sodium phosphate dihydrate, and sucrose. Food and environmental allergies will not prevent you from getting the Pfizer vaccine.

FDA Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers – Pfizer

Moderna COVID-19 Ingredients

Each dose of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine contains 100 mcg of nucleosidemodified messenger RNA (mRNA), a total lipid content of 1.93 mg (SM-102, polyethylene glycol [PEG] 2000 dimyristoyl glycerol [DMG], cholesterol, and 1,2-distearoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine [DSPC]), 0.31 mg tromethamine, 1.18 mg tromethamine hydrochloride, 0.043 mg acetic acid, 0.12 mg sodium acetate, and 43.5 mg sucrose.

FDA Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers – Moderna

Janssen COVID-19 Ingredients (Johnson & Johnson)

The Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine includes the following ingredients: recombinant, replication-incompetent adenovirus type 26 expressing the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein, citric acid monohydrate, trisodium citrate dihydrate, ethanol, 2-hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrin (HBCD), polysorbate-80, sodium chloride.

Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers – Janssen

The FDA has reviewed all safety data from the vaccine trials and has set an Emergency Use Authorization for the COVID-19 vaccine.

The COVID-19 vaccines were tested to make sure they meet safety standards. Many people volunteered in trials to see how the vaccines would work with people of different ages, races, and ethnicities. The trials also tested people with different medical conditions.

The FDA and CDC will continue to monitor the safety of the vaccine, to make sure even long-term side effects are documented. If there are safety concerns, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) will work to solve any issues.

Because COVID-19 is so new, the possibility for long-term health issues is unknown at this point.

Both this disease and the vaccine are new, and scientists continue to learn about the virus that causes COVID-19 and how to stop the spread. We do not know for sure how long protection lasts for those who get infected versus those who are vaccinated. But, what we do know is that COVID-19 has caused very serious illness and death for a lot of people. If you get COVID-19, you also risk giving it to loved ones who may get very sick.

The Pfizer and the Moderna vaccines were tested in large trials done on thousands of volunteers. So far, studies show that immunity from the vaccine seems to last longer than immunity from fighting the natural virus.

It is still recommended that you practice critical public health protocols even after receiving the vaccine.

  • Avoid crowds
  • Wear a mask in public
  • Maintain at least 6 feet distance from people
  • Wash your hands often
  • Stay home when you’re sick

Yes, but maybe not right away. If you have had COVID-19, you may delay 90 days before getting the vaccine. The reason is that natural infection immunity seems to wear out after two to three months. We are hoping that the vaccine will provide longer lasting immunity. So far, the antibody responses to the vaccine seem to last longer than the antibody responses to natural infection.

You should tell the person giving you your COVID-19 vaccination if you have any of the following:

  • Allergies
  • Currently have a fever
  • Bleeding disorder or are on a blood thinner
  • Are immunocompromised or are on a medication that affects your immune system
  • Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding
  • Have received a COVID-19 vaccine before

The most common side effects are listed below. These are signs your immune system is working the way it is supposed to work, and that you are building up protection against COVID-19. Any of these symptoms will typically go away within a week. If you have any of these side effects that don’t go away on their own after a week, be sure to contact your primary care physician.

  • Injection site pain
  • Tiredness or fatigue
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Chills
  • Joint pain
  • Fever
  • Injection site swelling or redness
  • Nausea
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Generally feeling unwell

No. None of the COVID-19 vaccines currently being developed in the United States have the virus that causes COVID-19 in them. If you happen to get infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 just before or just after you received the vaccine, you could still get COVID-19. This is because the vaccine has not had enough time to provide protection from the virus.

Sometimes people get a fever or feel tired for a day or so after getting a vaccine. These symptoms are normal and are a sign that the body is building immunity. It usually takes a few weeks for the body to build immunity after vaccination.

No. The COVID-19 vaccines will not cause you to test positive on a viral test (like a swab test) that looks for current COVID-19 infection. You may test positive on an antibody test, this is because one of the ways that vaccines work is to teach your body to make antibodies.

No. The unique nature of COVID-19 has required a unique response when it comes to a vaccine. Moderna and Pfizer have created a vaccine which uses messenger RNA (mRNA). A nucleic acid, mRNA is responsible for guiding how your body responds to an invading organism like this virus. In action, the Moderna and Pfizer vaccinations will allow mRNA to create the antibodies necessary to defend the virus that causes COVID-19 without the need to inject virus particles into the body.

No. You will still need to follow the critical public health protocols until public health officials say otherwise.

Here’s why:

  • Both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines require two doses, given 3-4 weeks apart.
  • The effect of a vaccine is not immediate. Your immune system needs time to build up antibodies in order to fight off the virus.
  • You are expected to have some level of protection after the first dose, but full protection may not come for weeks after the second dose – up to two months or more after your first dose.
  • Once vaccine doses are readily available for public use, it could still take several months to get vaccines to hundreds of millions of people.

The federal government has established the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund (PHSSEF). This will help make sure the COVID-19 vaccine is distributed free of charge to providers around the state. Some providers may or may not charge a fee when administering the vaccine to you.

Your name and contact information will be held until we have deemed the information unnecessary or if you specifically ask us to remove it from the list. We are HIPAA compliant so all information is protected under these laws.

There will be specific individuals who will have access to the information, all persons who have access to this confidential information are obligated under federal and state law to protect the information from unreasonable and inappropriate disclosure. Once the community-need for the information has been fulfilled, we will purge the data from the system per our standard privacy practices

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