CASPER, Wyo. — The Casper-Natrona County Health Department recently ran out of flu vaccines for the 2022–23 season. The department will not be receiving any additional doses.

For those who still need a flu shot, the health department recommends calling your selected vaccine location prior to arrival. Most local pharmacies, providers and other vaccine sites such as Community Health Centers of Central Wyoming or University of Wyoming Family Practice still have doses at this time.

According to data from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, this year’s flu vaccine reduces the risk of hospitalization by roughly 50%. A 2018 study found that people vaccinated against the flu were 59% less likely to be admitted to the ICU due to influenza when compared with those who were unvaccinated.