Missoula’s Community Medical Center is scheduling vaccination appointments through Thursday of this week, according to Sarah Buszmann with the Clinic vaccine Coordination Team.

“As you know, the county has entered phase 1B, which means that any residents 16 to 69, with certain qualifying health conditions are can now access the vaccine,” said Buszmann. “This is our first phase where we're incorporating that group of people too, and we're just trying to get the word out because you know, we've been in that 70 plus tier for several weeks now and so now there's definitely more people who have access to the vaccine.”

As of Tuesday, Buszmann said there were many vaccinations available.

“We have a vaccine for 800 people, and I just pulled the numbers we still had about 250 slots available as of this afternoon, and the clinics are going on today through Thursday,” she said. “The quickest and best way to get access to those appointments, and we started today with a full slate, is to contact community med dot org. We have some openings for later in the week, so we're going through Thursday. But the best way is just to visit community med.org and you'll see like a big masthead across the top.”

Buszmann said there may be another way to apply for the vaccinations.

“I think you can still access it through the county website (COVID 19.missoula.co) and we're linked to it, but what we recommend is just visiting community med.org. We are partnering with Missoula County, so that if you don't have computer access, you can still call 258-INFO (258-4636).’

The clinic is available for: Phase 1A, healthcare workers & law enforcement

Phase 1B: People age 70+, American Indians & people of color who are 16 and older

Individuals with high-risk medical conditions (cancer, chronic kidney disease, COPD, Down syndrome, heart conditions, immunocompromised from organ transplant, severe obesity (BMI 40 or higher), sickle cell disease, and Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes).

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