But becoming eligible does not guarantee seniors an immediate inoculation.
It suggests that county residents check back on the site after 8 a.m. Wednesday to schedule available appointments for Jan. 19 to 23.
For now, Utahns around the state should look to the 13 local health districts for access to doses, Cox told The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board Monday.
Since vaccinations are one of the traditional duties of the local departments, he said, “they have the infrastructure in place, they have the reporting mechanisms in place, it’s what they do best.”
By distributing vaccines based on geography, “we can hold every one of them accountable,” Cox said. “… We can drill down, find out what’s going wrong. We now have instituted weekly coordination calls, on vaccines, with every vaccine partner, and that will help us to hold them accountable”.
He added: “If you are not vaccinating at a high enough rate, we will take your vaccines away and give them to those that are vaccinating at a higher rate.”
Here is a list of Utah’s health districts and what their websites said as of Tuesday morning about appointments for Utahns age 70 and older:
Tooele County • Eligible residents can call the health department at 435-277-2484 to make a vaccination appointment.
Wasatch County • Eligible residents can call 435-657-3276 to make an appointment.
TriCounty (Daggett, Duchesne, Uintah counties) • The health department has no information about how to make appointments to get vaccines on its website. Call the Vernal office at 435-247-1177; call the Roosevelt office at 435-722-6300.
San Juan County • The county health department’s website is down. Eligible residents can contact the department by calling 435-359-0038.