CASPER, Wyo. – Casper’s COVID Vaccine Center set up inside the former Macy’s space in the Eastridge Mall is now officially open.
According to a release issued by the Casper/Natrona County Health Department, the clinic is open to anyone age 16 and older by appointment. Recipients are able to choose which of the three vaccines they prefer.
“The Casper-Natrona County Health Department (CNCHD) is shifting all COVID-19 vaccinations to the CVC location, where a combination of staff and volunteers can administer 900-1,500 doses per day,” according to the release. The location offers a more streamlined and larger area, increasing the capacity over around 300 vaccines per day at the health department’s building.
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Individuals can choose the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, along with the two-dose Pfizer and Moderna versions. Only the Pfizer is approved for people under age 18, however.
Appointments and information can be arranged at the C/NCHD website or by calling 307-577-9892.
Appointments Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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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: email@example.com
- 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.