OGDEN -- Calmer days are expected for those still hoping to get the H1N1 vaccine.
Local health departments are tweaking distribution plans as they go, making the process of getting vaccinated easier and more orderly.
Residents can still get the vaccine through many health providers, said Lori Buttars, Weber-Morgan Health Department spokeswoman. The health department is not releasing the specific names of health providers to avoid having those offices swamped with vaccination requests.
Buttars said the department plans to begin community clinics with tickets beginning Dec. 1 at the Weber County Fairgrounds.
People can pick up the ticket on Nov. 30, and on Mondays in the later weeks and make an appointment for Tuesday or Wednesday to be vaccinated.
Davis County is using a similar system, said Bob Ballew, Davis County Health Department spokesman.
Tickets in Davis are handed out from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Legacy Events Center in Farmington and the Bountiful Regional Center in North Salt Lake, and residents get their vaccinations on Saturday or the following Monday and Tuesday at the Davis Conference Center in Layton.
The ticket system is working very smoothly, Ballew said.
Weber-Morgan Health Department finished a two-day clinic Tuesday, vaccinating about 7,000 people at the Dee Event Center.
About 16,000 county residents have received the H1N1 vaccination since the department began distributing it, said Gwen Hadley, flu coordinator.
By the end of the season, she hopes the department will have given out between 27,000 and 30,000 doses, but the vaccine supply is still not as strong as she would like it to be.
Buttars said the larger coordinated clinics are working very smoothly, and those involved are especially happy with the partnership between Weber State and the health department.
"It's better than standing in line at the health department," Hadley said.