It's now VERY EASY to directly sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine appointment in Gallatin County. Less hoops. Less waiting. More vaccine.

If you or someone you know is still looking to book a local vaccine appointment in Gallatin County, there's very good news: It's now easier than ever with direct appointment booking available.

Now with one step (instead of three), you can book a vaccine appointment at an upcoming vaccination event that works for your schedule. More vaccine doses are available and the process is working much smoother.

CLICK HERE TO BOOK AN UPCOMING APPOINTMENT FOR A VACCINATION SHOT WITH GALLATIN COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

In the first several weeks of the vaccination roll-out, it was fairly difficult to book an appointment due to low availability and very high demand. Now that we're further down the road, it's easier than ever.

There is no longer that initial waiting list to receive an email, THEN scramble to make your appointment. NO MORE OF THAT! This new process is smoother, saves time and skips the constant checking of email.

Have questions about what to do before your appointment? Get prepared for your COVID-19 vaccine with info from Healthy Gallatin. Bring a valid ID, any questions you may have and any information about allergies you have.

As of this morning (4/20/21), nearly 50% of the eligible population of Gallatin County has received their first dose of vaccine. Nearly 30% of the eligible population of Gallatin County is 'fully vaccinated'. (Vaccines do have waiting periods after being administered for them to be at full effectiveness.)

The COVID-19 CALL CENTER is open Monday through Saturday, 8 AM to 5 PM by calling (406) 548-0123.

LOOK: Answers to 30 common COVID-19 vaccine questions

While much is still unknown about the coronavirus and the future, what is known is that the currently available vaccines have gone through all three trial phases and are safe and effective. It will be necessary for as many Americans as possible to be vaccinated in order to finally return to some level of pre-pandemic normalcy, and hopefully these 30 answers provided here will help readers get vaccinated as soon they are able.