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Lincoln County Expands COVID-19 Vaccines

◆ Moderna offered to anyone 18 and older, Pfizer to anyone over 16.

Lincoln County Public Health announced last week that demographics were being expanded for those that would like to register to receive the COVID-19 Vaccine. The Pfizer vaccine is available to anyone age 16 and older at Star Valley Health, Broulim’s Afton Pharmacy and South Lincoln Medical Center. The Moderna vaccine is available to anyone age 18 and older and is available through Lincoln County Public Health.

“We’ve worked our way through the other phases and we have now opened up and are starting to vaccinate others,” said Patrice Baker, RN., Nurse Manager with Lincoln County Public Health. “Of course there are still some stragglers, maybe people that hesitated or maybe they are part time residents that are coming back. [Those in the previous priority groups] can still sign up and we still put them into the clinics and get them done. But for the most part we are moving to Phase 2.”

Registration for the vaccine can be done by calling 307-885-9598 or by filling out an online form. “Once you’ve registered with us we will begin calling people and setting up appointments,” explained Baker. “At this time we are doing community clinics at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds.” To fill out the registration form online visit www.lcwy.org and click on the Public Health page under the ‘Departments’ tab.

Baker said vaccinations are still being done by appointment only. Once the first vaccine has been administered an appointment will be made for the second dose.

Baker explained that Lincoln County Public Health is only using the Moderna vaccine, which is for those age 18 and older. Anyone interested in the Pfizer vaccine, which is for those age 16 and older, or the new single dose Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine, to contact Star Valley Health, Broulim’s Pharmacy or South Lincoln Medical Center. Speaking of the Janssen vaccine, Baker said “There’s not a lot of that vaccine available yet, so if you are someone that wants to get vaccinated right away we recommend the best vaccine is the one you can get the soonest.”

The Wyoming Department of Health reports that nearly 2,500 total residents in Lincoln County have been fully vaccinated with two doses.

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