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Biden’s first 100 days: Vaccinations

May 06, 2021 01:24PM ● By Tom Haraldsen

The county’s drive thru vaccination site at the Legacy Events Center has administered thousands of doses over the last four months. Photo by Roger V. Tuttle

(Editor’s Note: This is the first in a four-part series looking at promises President Joe Biden committed to for his first 100 days in office, and how they’ve affected Davis County thus far. Day 100 was April 28.)

During his inaugural address on Jan. 20, president-elect Joe Biden pledged to accomplish a number of things in his first 100 days in office. The nation’s battle with COVID-19 and efforts to get vaccinations to the populace was one of his boldest initiatives. His goal was to have 100 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered to Americans. As of April 28, that number was over 200 million.

The Davis County Health Department has a  tracker on its website that updates daily on vaccination efforts. By April 28, there had more than 250,000 residents tested for the virus, with 37,500 cases reported as positive. A total of 164 deaths had been reported in the county, and 786 residents had been hospitalized. The report showed that 98.3% of those who had contracted COVID-19 had recovered, and 2.1% had been hospitalized. As of that date, officials said 28.2% of county residents had been fully vaccinated.

“We’ve had surges with the vaccinations, like everywhere else,” said Trevor Warner, spokesperson for the Davis County Health Department. “In the beginning, we were somewhat frustrated because we thought we’d be getting more of the vaccine from the federal government than we did, and we didn’t have enough to meet demand. But supplies have gotten better and we’re meeting our needs.”

Warner said 187,037 doses had been administered as of that date, 104,623 of them first doses. He said the drive thru clinic location at the Legacy Events Center in Farmington was averaging between 13-15,000 doses a week.

“Things have slowed down a little, but we want people to know they can still get their vaccines by making an appointment. The call center is open 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays at 801-525-4900,” he said.

There are also other places where the vaccines can be acquired. Those locations can be found online at or Those who might need assistance with transportation to a clinic can call 801-525-5050 and select Option 1, and those homebound can call the same number and select Option 5 to be added to the county’s homebound list.

Also, UTA is offering free fare to COVID-19 vaccination appointments through June 30 for routes that have a stop near the Farmington clinic.