COVID-19 Vaccine Information
The FDA has approved a booster dose for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine 6 months
after full vaccination with the Pfizer vaccine in people 65 and older
and those that are at high risk of severe COVID-19 disease. The CDC will
complete a review Tuesday (9/22) and Wednesday (9/23) to make the final
recommendation on specifically who will be eligible for the booster. Once the CDC makes their recommendation, we will begin providing booster
doses to those that are eligible. Please check back to our website for updates.
Please Note: The Pfizer vaccine was not given at Livingston Healthcare
or the Park City-County Health Department until May 2021. With the current
guidelines stated above, most Park County residents will not be eligible
for the Pfizer booster dose until November 2021.
As of August 13, Livingston HealthCare is happy to share
over 5,330 first and second COVID vaccine doses combined have been administered to
our staff and community members and
93% of our staff are fully vaccinated!
Livingston HealthCare has transitioned the administering of the
initial series of the COVID vaccine into our regular practice. Patients 12 and older who
have a regularly-scheduled appointment in any care area have the opportunity
to receive the vaccine while they are here. You may also call 406.222.3541
to schedule an appointment to receive the vaccine.
To learn about the COVID vaccines click
How to receive the
initial series of the COVID vaccine:
- Call 406.222.3541 to schedule your appointment
- Ask your provider during your regularly-scheduled appointment
The FDA has approved the use of an
additional dose of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccine for certain people that are moderately
to severely immunocompromised. This additional dose is not considered
a booster vaccine.
The CDC explains the difference:
additional mRNA dose following an initial vaccine series is given to people who may not have
had a strong enough immune response after receiving the initial vaccine
booster dose is a supplemental dose given to groups whose immune response has weakened
over time. No booster doses are recommended at this time. This may change
as more information becomes available.
Specific details have been released on who is eligible for the additional
dose, and include moderately to severely immunocompromised patients who have:
- Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
- Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
- Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine
to suppress the immune system
- Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome,
- Advanced or untreated HIV infection
- Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may
suppress the immune response
The additional dose should not be given until 28 days after the second
dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine and should be the same vaccine that
was used for the first two doses. The CDC currently does not recommend
an additional dose for patients that received the Johnson and Johnson vaccine.
If you quailfy for the additional dose, please scroll down to complete
a form and one of our Patient Access team members will contact you to
set-up an appointment.
Tentative information has been released that the booster dose for the public
may be approved within the coming months. Please check back for more information
as it is released.
Updated: August 26, 2021 at 10:34AM
Notice regarding the COVID vaccine cost:
The COVID vaccine is free of charge, however a small administration charge
is associated. Livingston HealthCare will submit the charge to your insurance,
and you can expect to receive a statement stating “insurance pending”
until insurance processes the claim. If you are registered with no insurance
coverage, you may expect to receive billing statements while we are verifying
and confirming any insurance coverages, however at no point will any patient be responsible to pay any charges associated
with the COVID vaccine. If you have questions, call 823-6414.
There are many benefits to getting vaccinated for COVID-19 and doing so
will help end the pandemic.
We still need to wear masks, practice physical distancing and wash our
hands to prevent the spread of illness. Livingston HealthCare will provide updates as they are available, and
we recommend watching for additional details from state and local public
health departments. You can find more information about the COVID-19 vaccine
from the CDC
here and safety information