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More than 70% of Cowboy State seniors fully vaccinated against COVID-19


CASPER, Wyo. — Over 7 in 10 Wyoming seniors have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Monday, October 18 as people born in 1956 or earlier continue to be the most likely people in the Cowboy State to get vaccinated.

The percentage of Wyomingites 65 years old and up who are fully vaccinated has increased to 70.2%, according to the Wyoming Department of Health. That is up from 69.6% two weeks ago.

A total of 226,584 Wyoming residents, accounting for 39.15% of the population, have been fully vaccinated according to the WDH. That is an additional 5,506 fully vaccinated people in the past two weeks.

48.2% of adults 18 years old and up are fully vaccinated, up from 47.1% two weeks ago. The WDH reports that 26.8% of people age 12-17 were fully vaccinated as of Monday, up from 25.1% two weeks ago.

31,068 people, or 38.9% of the population, is fully vaccinated in Natrona County. That is an additional 692 fully vaccinated people over the past two weeks.

Teton County continues to lead the state with 76.57% of people fully vaccinated. Teton remains the only county where over half of the population is fully vaccinated, according to WDH data. Albany County is getting close to 50% fully vaccinated, with 49.46% of the population fully vaccinated as of Monday. The northeast part of the state continues to lag behind other counties in terms of COVID-19 vaccinations:

The WDH has also begun to report COVID-19 data in conjunction with people’s vaccination status. The WDH’s new dashboard only includes data for cases dating back to May 1.

A total of 659 breakthrough cases (cases among fully vaccinated people) have been reported since May 1. That is out of a total of 33,266 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases during that time span. Breakthrough cases account for 1.98% of COVID-19 cases in Wyoming since May 1.

1,080 Wyoming residents have died after contracting COVID-19 since the pandemic began, according to the WDH. 284 deaths have been reported since May 1. Ten of those deaths since May 1 were people who were fully vaccinated against COVID-19. That amounts to about 3.5% of the deaths reported since May 1.

There were 219 COVID-19 patients in Wyoming hospitals on Monday,  according to the WDH. There have been 27 fully vaccinated people who were hospitalized after contracting COVID-19 since May 1. That is out of 923 total hospitalizations during that time span.

Further vaccination data for Wyoming is available from the Wyoming Department of Health.

The Wyoming Department of Health provides COVID-19 case, variant, death, testing, hospital and vaccine data online. The department also shares information about how the data can be interpreted. COVID-19 safety recommendations are available from the CDC.