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Over 50% of Cowboy State adults fully vaccinated as 3,375 Wyoming kids age 5-11 get first COVID-19 shots


CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Health reported on Monday, November 22 that 241,543 people in Wyoming have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

More than one in every two adults age 18 and up, or 50.5%, have been fully vaccinated. Seniors age 65 and up continue to be the most likely to be vaccinated, with nearly three in four fully vaccinated as of Monday. 72.2% of people in the Cowboy State born in 1956 or earlier have been fully vaccinated.

28.9% of adolescents age 12-17 have been fully vaccinated as of Monday. The WDH reports that 41.7% of Wyoming’s population overall has been fully vaccinated.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines for emergency use in children 5-11 on October 29. The WDH reported that as of Monday, 3,375 pediatric doses for children age 5-11 had been administered in Wyoming. These are first doses of the two-dose Pfizer vaccine regimen. The WDH has not yet reported any data on the number of kids ages 5-11 who have received a second dose.

With the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine now approved for anyone 5 years of age and up, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending that anyone 5 years old and up get vaccinated against COVID-19.

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.