Johnson County Public Health is has now received its February allotment of the Moderna Vaccine, totaling 400 doses and according to Public Health Nurse Trisha Thompson, they have administered a total of 592 vaccinations as of yesterday morning.
Public Health, along with the Prescription Shop and Cornerstone Pharmacy are now offering vaccinations to area residents who are 65 years of age and older.
During a press briefing yesterday, Thompson also announced that the nursing staff is assisting Johnson County School District nurses in vaccinating school educators and staff as well as child care providers…
Public Health Officer Dr. Mark Schueler indicated there have been a very limited number of anaphylactic reactions to the virus worldwide, and he encouraged area residents that the vaccine is the best way of being safe from COVID-19.
Schueler also encouraged the continued use of face covering after receiving the second dose of the vaccine, but the reason has more to do with “symbolism” rather than a need to be safe medically…
Anyone between the ages of 65 and70 may pre-register for the vaccine online at https://health.wyo.gov/publichealth/immunization/wyoming-covid-19-vaccine-information/county-covid-19-vaccine-information/ or call Public Health at 307-684-2564.
According to the Wyoming Department of Health’s website, nearly 10% of the state’s residents have now received the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
As of yesterday, 57,063 first doses had been administered throughout the state.
Second doses of the Moderna and Phiser vaccines are also being administered in most counties across the state with all but one county now working through Priority 1b protocols which include those citizens 65 years of age and older.