Preventing Disease

Protecting the health of your family and our community

The work of disease prevention protects you and your family from illness and keeps our community healthy.

RiverStone Health’s Public Health Services provides immunizations, education and disease tracking to protect the health of everyone in Yellowstone County.

For more information, please call 406.247.3305 or email

Yellowstone County Vaccine Hesitancy Survey

The Yellowstone County Vaccine Hesitancy Survey was conducted on behalf of RiverStone Health by PRC, Inc. in the first quarter of 2024 to help inform future decisions to improve public health in Yellowstone County.

Yellowstone County residents completed 556 surveys via phone and online. Quality control procedures ensured that those surveyed were representative of the Yellowstone County population.

Key findings about Yellowstone County residents’ views on vaccines include:
• Family physicians, the local health department (RiverStone Health), and friends and family are the top three most trusted sources of vaccine information.
• 56.5% of Yellowstone County adults received a flu shot during the 2022-2023 flu season. The most common setting for receiving flu shots was at a retail pharmacy (33.5%).
• 70.5% of Yellowstone County adults received at least one dose of the original COVID-19 vaccine.
• 36.3% received the bivalent COVID-19 vaccine that became available in September 2023.
• 29.1% of adults have never received any COVID-19 vaccine.
• 91.3% of households with children under the age of 18, reported that all children have received all vaccines recommended for their age (e.g., polio, measles/mumps/rubella[MMR], chickenpox, etc.).

If you have questions, please contact RiverStone Health Epidemiologist Taylor Cook at 406.247.2132. 

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