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Over 9 in 10 adults fully vaccinated in Teton County as Natrona surpasses 42% COVID-19 vaccine coverage


CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) reported on Monday, November 29 that 243,472 people, or 42.07% of Wyoming’s population, has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. That is an addition of 1,929 fully vaccinated people in the past week.

Natrona County’s vaccine coverage is tracking closely with the statewide rate. Natrona surpassed 42% vaccine coverage in the last week with 33,577 people, or 42.05% of the population, fully vaccinated as of Monday. Teton County continues to have the highest vaccine coverage in the state, with 82.66% of its population fully vaccinated as of Monday.

In Teton, more than 9 in 10 adults, or 91.09% of people age 18 or over, have been fully vaccinated. In Natrona, 51.36% of adults are fully vaccinated.

Only one county in Wyoming has seen less than 25% of the population get fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 24.14% of people in Crook County were fully vaccinated as of Monday.

Seniors ages 65 or older continue to be the most likely to have been fully vaccinated in Wyoming. 72.4% of people born in 1956 or earlier have been fully vaccinated as of Monday, compared with 50.8% of adults overall and 29.1% of adolescents ages 12-17. In Natrona County, 74.03% of seniors have been fully vaccinated and 28.73% of people ages 12-17 have been fully vaccinated.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines for emergency use in children ages 5-11 on October 29. The WDH reported that as of Monday, 3,919 pediatric doses for children ages 5-11 had been administered in Wyoming. That is an addition of 544 in the past week. 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.