Over 158K Wyomingites get COVID vaccine; about 56% of Natrona residents 65+ fully vaccinated - Casper, WY Oil City News
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Over 158K Wyomingites get COVID vaccine; about 56% of Natrona residents 65+ fully vaccinated

Casper/Natrona County Health Department RN Hana Kim reconstitutes the Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine with sodium chloride while preparing the first doses to be administered in Natrona County on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

CASPER, Wyo. — At least 158,646 Wyoming residents have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine as of Monday, April 12 and an estimated 55.95% of Natrona resident 65 years or older are fully vaccinated, according to the Wyoming Department of Health.

In Natrona, an estimated 26.68% of all adults age 18 and up are fully vaccinated with about 20.36% of the entire population fully vaccinated.

Teton County is leading the state in terms of the percentage of their population which has been fully vaccinated. An estimated 39.72% of all Teton residents are fully vaccinated with 48.83% of adults 18 and up fully vaccinated and 66.77% of adults 65 and up fully vaccinated, according to the WDH.

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Data for each county is available from the WDH online.

Vaccines are available to the general population in each county in Wyoming.

“If you were included in an earlier priority group, you haven’t missed your chance to get vaccinated,” the WDH notes. Information on how people can set up a vaccine appointment in each county is available online.

The Casper-Natrona County Health Department is offering vaccines at a mass vaccination clinic at the Eastridge Mall. People can schedule an appointment online or by calling 307-577-9892.

The WDH says that their estimates for the percentage of the population which is fully vaccinated is based on Wyoming Department of Administration and Information data which projects the 2021 population of Wyoming at 580,346.

“For coverage estimates, ‘fully vaccinated’ means two doses of a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or one dose of the Janssen vaccine,” the WDH says. “Vaccine coverage estimates do not include vaccinations provided in Wyoming by VA or military facilities, or vaccinations of people who do not have a  Wyoming address.”

“Administered doses are based on vaccine provider locations and do not include federal doses provided separately for tribal, VA and military facilities.”

The Latest Statistics from the Wyoming Department of Health:

What to do if you are feeling sick: In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Casper-Natrona County Health Department says that people who are feeling sick or exhibiting symptoms should contact their primary physician.

If you do not have a primary care provider, and live in Natrona County, please contact the COVID-19 hotline, operated by the Casper-Natrona County Department of Health. The line is open Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm 577-9892. Hotline services are intended for Natrona County residents and may not be able to provide specific information to persons calling from out of county.

Officials ask that you please do not self-report to the Emergency Room. Persons experiencing problems breathing should call 9-11.

For general inquiries and non-symptom related questions about COVID-19, please contact the Casper-Natrona County Health Department via email: covid@cnchd.org

  • Practice Social Distancing by putting distance between yourself and other people. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home if you’re sick
  • Cover coughs and sneezes. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.

A list of area closures attributed to COVID-19 are available here.