It wasn't that long ago that the very first doses of the COVID-19 vaccination were opened up to the public in Missoula and there was a mad dash to be one of the lucky individuals to book an appointment. There would be openings for 200 people at the old Lucky's Market - and they would fill up in minutes. The first mass vaccination clinic at the Adams Center saw 400 people hurry to get one of the open spots before they announced the event was full. Getting one of the available vaccines when they were new and limited was like trying to get the hottest concert ticket in town. People were sharing strategies and success stories with those that were still hoping to somehow find an available appointment.

But the amount of available vaccines increased and the craziness in battling for an appointment slot died down. Recently, you've been able to conveniently get vaccinated with the mobile vaccination units that have been making appearances at events and businesses around town. Going to one of the car shows the other weekend? You could get vaccinated while you were there. A trip to the grocery store on a certain day? You had the opportunity to get your shot before or after you shopped.

The Missoula-City County Health Department is still hitting it hard in their quest to vaccinate as many individuals as possible before the 4th of July holiday. If you're out and about over the next 10 days and you still need to be vaccinated - keep your eyes open for the mobile vaccination unit popping up in a handful of places.

The following locations and vaccine options will be available:

June 26 - Imagine Nation Brewing Co.’s Queers and Beers Pride Event, 1151 W Broadway St, Missoula, MT 59802, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

July 2 - WinCo Foods, 2510 S Reserve St, Missoula, MT 59801, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

July 4 - Historical Museum at Fort Missoula’s 4th at the Fort, 3400 Captain Rawn Way, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

12+ can get the Pfizer vaccine | 18+ can get the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Get more info with the Missoula City-County Health Department on Facebook.

 

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