Updates the COVID-19 vaccination plan

SALT LAKE CITY (May 6, 2021) — In close consultation with local health departments, government authorities, vaccine providers and the Utah Department of Health, Gov. Spencer J. Cox has issued an Executive Order updating the state’s COVID-19 vaccination plan. It now removes the requirement that all prime doses of vaccines are administered within 7 days of receipt.

Early on in our vaccine distribution, we prioritized speed and large numbers to make as many doses available to high-volume vaccination sites. Now, with a more targeted approach to increase the convenience of vaccines for communities, businesses and organizations, we expect the rate of vaccinations to slow down and don’t want to penalize providers for taking longer to use doses. 

The order still includes a requirement to  establish  procedures to offer the COVID-19 vaccine to eligible individuals in traditionally underserved communities.

View the full new executive order here.

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