Local COVID vaccine priority list announced

(Fremont County, WY) – Fremont County Public Health shared today, December 23rd that they received 975 doses of the Pfizer COVID vaccine yesterday. This allotment is being shared with the hospital in order to start providing vaccinations to prioritized populations.

Vaccines are currently in limited supply and are being allocated to specific populations, according to FCPH. The prioritization schedule being used is shared below and can also be found on the Wyoming Department of Health website.

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Public Health along with SageWest have been reaching out to those in each priority group from the above list and will coordinate efforts with these groups to provide the COVID vaccine for those interested.

We do not know at this time when we will be providing vaccines to the public.

-Public Health Nurse Manager Becky Parkins

As vaccine availability increases, vaccine recommendations will expand to include more groups including essential workers. Public Health will continue to follow the recommendations made by the CDC and Wyoming Department of Health in providing guidance for the administration of the COVID vaccine.

Vaccine distribution is being prioritized at this time for persons who have regular potential exposure to COVID positive or potentially positive clients or patients as per the WDH guidance.

FCPH says, “if you are a health care provider meeting these criteria and have not been contacted by Public Health or the hospital, please call Nicki Urbigkit at (307) 857-5243 to get on their schedule for vaccination.”

If you are not one of these priority groups FCPH will be providing additional information as they receive it with guidelines that include the next phase of priority groups.

Please also be aware that the Public Health address in Riverton has changed – they are currently located at 818 South Federal Suite 700. Their phone number remains the same 307-856-6979.

“Stay healthy and Merry Christmas.” -FCPH

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