Missoula COVID-19 vaccine, testing facility moves to new location – Community News

Missoula COVID-19 vaccine, testing facility moves to new location

MISSOULA — The Missoula City-County Health Department (MCCHD) will soon conduct COVID-19 testing and vaccine operations at the same location.

The new facility at 3665 West Broadway will conduct both rapid and PCR COVID-19 testing beginning December 20. The facility will offer COVID-19 vaccines beginning December 27. The new location is not far from MCCHD’s COVID-19 testing site on Flynn Lane.

Although the health department will leave its facilities on Flynn Lane and in the Southgate Mall later this month, services at those locations will remain operational until then.

“The health department will continue to provide these vital COVID-19 services for the foreseeable future,” explains health officer D’Shane Barnett.

“Since the vaccination coverage abroad and here at home remains low, we run the risk of new variants emerging. Our testing facility is preparing to handle whatever omicron throws at us, and we encourage every eligible Montanan to get vaccinated or boosted if they haven’t already.” – Covid-19 Incident Commander Cindy Farr

Top US health officials also recommend that everyone 18 and older get a COVID-19 booster shot as the nation works to slow the spread of both delta and omicron variants before the holidays.

MCCHD reports that as of December 6, approximately 35% of fully vaccinated Missoula County residents had received COVID-19 booster injections. Missoula County residents can make appointments online or contact their local pharmacy.

MCCHD reports that a total of 17,575 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Missoula County, including 17,129 recoveries and 187 deaths. On Wednesday, 18 new and 259 active COVID-19 cases were reported.

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