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Missoula Co. remains in Phase 1A for COVID-19 vaccine distribution

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Posted at 4:57 PM, Jan 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-19 19:35:31-05

MISSOULA — Missoula County remains in Phase 1A for COVID-19 vaccine distribution as of Tuesday.

"Missoula County is a regional healthcare hub, and vaccine providers are working to ensure thousands of healthcare workers, as well as first responders, law enforcement and others eligible in Phase 1A, receive their vaccinations before moving onto the next phase," Missoula County Communications Manager Allison Franz stated in a news release.

Officials anticipate the county will move into Phase 1B by the end of this month, although that timeline could shift.

“The Missoula County COVID-19 Vaccine Coordination Team is working diligently to put infrastructure in place to help county residents navigate their options and ensure all residents can get vaccinated when it's their turn,” Franz noted.

County officials are working with vaccine providers across the US to determine current supply and anticipated need, organizing mass vaccination clinics, and setting up a call center that can help with scheduling and answering residents’ questions.

All information related to vaccination coordination in Missoula County will be posted online.

Gov. Greg Gianforte announced on Tuesday that Montana has moved into Phase 1B of the state’s COVID-19 vaccination plan.