This additional dose is only available for those that received the mRNA vaccines (Pfizer or Moderna) AND who have certain medical conditions or are receiving treatments that are associated with moderate to severe immune compromise.

  • Active or recent treatment for solid tumor and hematologic malignancies
  • Receipt of solid-organ transplant and taking immunosuppressive therapy
  • Receipt of CAR-T-cell or hematopoietic stem cell transplant (within 2 years of transplantation or taking immunosuppression therapy)
  • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (e.g. DiGeorge Syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome)
  • Advanced or untreated HIV infection
  • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids (i.e. ≥20 mg prednisone or equivalent per day), alkylating agents, antimetabolites, transplant-related immunosuppressive drugs, cancer chemotherapeutic agents classified as severely immunosuppressive, tumor-necrosis (TNF) blockers, and other biologic agents that are immunosuppressive or immunomodulatory.

Gallatin City-County Health Department will not be administering additional doses to anyone that does not fit this criteria. 

COVID-19 Vaccines

COVID-19 vaccine is readily available in Gallatin County, anyone 12 years or older is eligible.

Pharmacies throughout Gallatin County are offering both walk-in and by appointment COVID-19 vaccines. Each pharmacy could have any of the vaccines available, just simply search for a type of vaccine and location nearest you!

Click here to search vaccines.gov.

COVID-19 immunizations are now available through your primary care provider in Belgrade, Big Sky, and Bozeman. Please call your primary care provider’s office to schedule your vaccine appointment, or to add it to your annual wellness check.

For more information, visit the Bozeman Health website.

If you are a MSU student, faculty, or staff and would like to get your COVID-19 vaccine, please visit the MSU vaccine website.

This location is for students, faculty, and staff of MSU only.

On Monday, September 20 from 4 to 7  p.m., the Best Practice Medicine mobile clinic will be parked at Bridger Brewing – Bozeman. They will be providing Pfizer and, if available, will have Janssen as well. Anyone 12 and older is welcome!

The Bozeman Health HealthCare Connections mobile clinic will be parked at the Belgrade Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, September 22 from 3 to 6 p.m. Anyone 18 or older is welcome.

The Health Department will be hosting an in-house COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Thursday, September 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the GCCHD building. Anyone who is 12 or older is welcome! In order to maintain COVID-19 safety protocols, we are asking people to make an appointment.

CLICK HERE to make an appointment. 

On Friday, September 24 from 3 to 8  p.m., the Best Practice Medicine mobile clinic will be parked at Montana Brewfest at the Gallatin County Fairgrounds. They will be providing Pfizer and, if available, will have Janssen as well. Anyone 12 and older is welcome!

The Bozeman Health HealthCare Connections mobile clinic will be parked at the Gallatin Valley Mall on Thursday, September 30 from 3 to 7 p.m. Anyone 18 or older is welcome.

On Thursday, September 30 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., the Best Practice Medicine mobile clinic will be parked at the CHP parking lot in West Yellowstone. They will be providing Pfizer and, if available, will have Janssen as well. Anyone 12 and older is welcome!

Please visit our Find a Vaccine page if there are no links available for GCCHD clinics.

Please Note:

  • 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.

COVID-19 cases are still spreading 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

Additional Dose FAQs

On August 13, 2021, the ACIP voted 11-0 to recommend an additional dose of Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines for immunocompromised individuals. Immunocompromised people will have certain medical conditions or are receiving treatments that are associated with moderate to severe immune compromise.

  • Active or recent treatment for solid tumor and hematologic malignancies
  • Receipt of solid-organ transplant and taking immunosuppressive therapy
  • Receipt of CAR-T-cell or hematopoietic stem cell transplant (within 2 years of transplantation or taking immunosuppression therapy)
  • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (e.g. DiGeorge Syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome)
  • Advanced or untreated HIV infection
  • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids (i.e. ≥20 mg prednisone or equivalent per day), alkylating agents, antimetabolites, transplant-related immunosuppressive drugs, cancer chemotherapeutic agents classified as severely immunosuppressive, tumor-necrosis (TNF) blockers, and other biologic agents that are immunosuppressive or immunomodulatory.

The additional dose should match the dose type of the vaccine you received. For example, if you received the Pfizer vaccine for your first two doses, your additional dose should also be the Pfizer vaccine. The additional dose should also be administered at least 28 days after your second dose.

At this time, the only vaccines that are eligible for the additional doses are the mRNA vaccines – Pfizer and Moderna. The Janssen vaccine is a viral vector, and is not considered eligible for an additional dose.


Vaccine List FAQs

Anyone in Gallatin County that is 12 years or older is now eligible to get the primary series of the COVID-19 vaccine.

PLEASE NOTE: Pfizer is the only vaccine that is approved for children age 12 – 17. Moderna and the Janssen vaccine (Johnson & Johnson) are only authorized for use in individuals 18 or older.

As of August 13, 2021, Gallatin County residents who are considered immunocompromised are eligible for an additional dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as long as they received Pfizer or Moderna for their primary series.

As of May 13, Pfizer EUA for use in 12-15 year old kids has been approved. Gallatin City-County Health Department recommends 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, OR you can simply walk-in to any clinic and get your vaccine. All clinics have walk-in availability unless otherwise noted.

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.

You can walk into any of our clinics that have availability and get everyone their vaccine. Please note, only Pfizer is approved for those under 18. 

We try to label the clinics with the vaccine’s they will have on hand as we can. Most of the mobile clinics will have Janssen and Pfizer available. If you want a specific brand of 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 12 to 17. Moderna and the Janssen vaccine (Johnson & Johnson) are only authorized for use in individuals 18 or older.

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 12 years or older is now eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

PLEASE NOTE: Pfizer is the only vaccine that is approved for children age 12 – 17. Moderna and the Janssen vaccine (Johnson & Johnson) are only authorized for use in individuals 18 or older.

To ensure transparency and broad community input, the Gallatin City-County Health Department 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 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

En Espanol 

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

En Espanol

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.

Anyone who is 16 years or older is eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

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.

All COVID-19 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.

We recommend you follow the critical public health protocols until you are fully immunized. Fully immunized means it has been 2 weeks since your second dose (Pfizer and Moderna) or single dose (Janssen).

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.

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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