COVID-19 Community Response
Here you will find up-to-date COVID-19 information and other useful resources for our Pacific Islander Communities.
Letʻs work together to keep our families safe and our community healthy.
Please note: our at-home Covid-19 vaccination is closed for the season, we will resume the clinic in the new year. If you need assistance finding or scheduling a Covid-19 vaccination please contact our Community Health Worker line for assistance: call or text (385) 274-7121.
Pacific Islander COVID-19 Statistics
How is Our Community Being Impacted?
Last Updated 5/30/2023 @ 12:42 PM
Data Source: coronavirus.utah.gov/case-counts/
State of Utah
20,028 Pacific Islanders have contracted COVID-19 (Highest infection rate of all races/ethnicities, 59,574 cases per 100,000 PI population)
7 Pacific Islanders have been infected with COVID-19 over the last week
The Pacific Islander case rate is 1.76 times higher than the overall statewide rate
1,481 Pacific Islanders have been hospitalized for COVID-19 (Highest hospitalization rate of all races/ethnicities, 74 hospitalizations per 1,000 PI cases)
1 Pacific Islanders have been hospitalized with COVID-19 over the last week
The Pacific Islander hospitalization rate is 1.9 times higher than the overall statewide rate
134 Pacific Islanders have died of COVID-19 in Utah (Second highest mortality rate of all races/ethnicities, 399 deaths per 100,000 PI population).
0 Pacific Islanders have died from COVID-19 over the last week
The Pacific Islander death rate is 2.4 times higher than the overall statewide rate
About Covid-19 Vaccination Options
Below is information about each COVID-19 vaccine that is currently available:
Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine (2 doses, 21 days apart):
Ages 5 and older
Moderna (2 doses, 28 days apart):
Ages 18 and older
Johnson & Johnson (1 dose):
Ages 18 and older
Booster (3rd doses) available:
The new Omicron-specific boosters are now available for the following:
• People 18 years of age and older are eligible for a single dose of the updated Moderna booster IF it has been at least two months since they completed primary vaccination or have received the most recent booster dose with any booster.
• People 12 years of age and older are eligible for a single dose of the updated Pfizer-BioNTech booster IF it has been at least two months since they completed primary vaccination or have received the most recent booster dose with any booster.
Booster doses are available for anyone ages 12 or older who got their second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine at least 5 months ago or their first dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least 2 months ago. If you are 12 to 17 years old, you can only receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for your booster dose right now. People who are immunocompromised may also get a 3rd primary dose AND a booster dose.
12 and older, must be 5 months since receiving their second dose of the vaccine
Ages 12-17 can only receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine
18 and older, must be 6 months since receiving their second dose of the vaccine
Johnson & Johnson
18 and older, must be 6 months since receiving their original dose of the vaccine
"The CDC allows mixing-and-matching of COVID-19 vaccines to help provide greater flexibility and increased protection for people getting booster shots. People can get a different type of booster vaccine than the type of vaccine they originally received."
Where To Get The Covid-19 Vaccine
UPIHC Mobile At-Home Vaccination Clinic Option
Pacific Islander families and individuals in need of the vaccine and/or booster shots can request our free mobile vaccination service where we come to you.
Complete our request form to sign up for this service.
Healthcare Provider Option
The state of Utah has partnered with healthcare providers to provide vaccinations throughout Utah.
Intermountain Healthcare >> Book an appointment
Nomi Health >>Book an appointment
University of Utah Health >> Book an appointment
Local Health Department Option
Please reach out to a local health department for updates, to schedule an appointment, or if you have vaccination questions.
(Box Elder, Cache, and Rich counties)
Central Utah Public Health Department
(Juab, Millard, Piute, Sanpete, Sevier, and Wayne counties)
435-623-0696 (Juab County)
435-462-2449 or 435-835-2231
435-743-5723 or 435-864-3612 (Millard County)
435-577-2521 (Piute County)
435-836-1317 (Wayne County)
435-896-5451 (Sevier County)
Davis County Health Department
Salt Lake County Health Department
San Juan Public Health Department
Southeast Utah Health Department
(Carbon, Emery, and Grand counties)
435-637-3671 (Price office)
435-381-2252 (Castle Dale office)
435-259-5602 (Moab office)
Southwest Utah Public Health Department
(Beaver, Garfield, Iron, Kane, and Washington counties)
Summit County Health Department
Tooele County Health Department
(Daggett, Duchesne, and Uintah counties)
435-247-1177 (Vernal office)
435-722-6300 (Roosevelt office)
Wasatch County Health Department
Weber-Morgan Health Department
(Morgan and Weber counties)
COVID-19 Testing Locations
We have at-home testing kits and respirator masks available to the Pacific Islander community. Request an at-home Covid-19 testing kit and/or mask here.
Please note that rapid at-home tests are not necessarily 100% accurate, a PCR test will provide more accurate results. If you test positive on a self test, we recommend scheduling a PCR test for confirmation. You can visit the statewide testing locator below to find the nearest testing location near you.
STATEWIDE TESTING SITE LOCATOR - https://coronavirus.utah.gov/utah-covid-19-testing-locations/
Utah Pacific Islander Community Contacts & Resources
Feel free to use and adapt this list of community contacts and resources for your own purposes.
Included in this contact list, we have compiled a list of state, county, and local resources that are available for you. Included in this document are resources for the following:
Resources in Pacific Islander Languages
Healthcare and COVID-19 testing
Food, utilities, jobs
Children and Families
Populations with unique needs
PLEASE email email@example.com if you have any suggestions for other resources, or if you/ your organization would like to be listed as a community contact.
State & Local Updates
Visit coronavirus.utah.gov for statewide case counts and resources including support for businesses, childcare, multilingual resources (Samoan & Tongan), and testing information.
Visit the Salt Lake County COVID-19 Data Dashboard for Salt Lake County case numbers that includes case numbers by demographics and zip code.
COVID-19 Safe Practices
Stay at least 6 feet away from other people
Stay home when possible
WEAR A MASK
Make sure it covers your nose and mouth
Do not remove it when talking
Wash your hands with warm, soapy water for at least 30 seconds
Avoid touching your mouth, nose, and eyes
Use credible information from places such as health department websites, CDC, and other reputable sources