The Teton County Health Department has received notice from the Wyoming Department of Health that TC Health Department will be receiving additional doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in February.
The increased vaccine supply will allow Teton County Health Department to host larger vaccine clinics on Saturdays in February and into March for both the first and second doses of the COVID vaccine.
These clinics will be in addition to the first and second dose COVID vaccine clinics the Teton County Health Department and St. John’s Health already hold during the week.
Throughout February the Teton County Health Department will be scheduling vaccine appointments for those who are 65 and older as well as healthcare providers, behavioral health providers, and social workers, K-12 teachers and support staff and licensed childcare service providers.
The Teton County Health Department currently has two different vaccine registration systems:
1. If you qualify for the vaccine based on age (those 65 and older) please use the registration form found on the Teton County Health Department webpage, www.tetoncountywy.gov./covidvax or call our COVID hotline and connect to the call center, 307-732-8628, option 1.
2. For individuals who qualify for the vaccine through their employment the Teton County Health Department will be working directly with employers to determine a point of contact for businesses and to streamline vaccine messages to staff.
Throughout February Teton County Health Department will begin to reach out to employers who fall into the following categories: public transit, grocery stores, commercial meat processing, food supply chain facilities, food manufacturers with more than 25 employees, US postal service employees, delivery service companies such as FedEx and UPS (subgroups 7, 8 and 9 in Phase 1b). If you are an employer who falls into a later subgroup in Phase 1b or in Phase 1c we are not ready to receive your information yet. Please check back on the Teton County Health Department webpage for updates.
Teton County Health Nurse Manager, Janet Garland stated, “We are excited to be able to get more vaccines out to our community this month. These extra doses will help us move through the priority subgroups created by the Wyoming Department of Health more quickly. We are motivated each month to work to get vaccine out to those who are the most vulnerable in our community along with vaccinating our essential workers in the community. As a reminder if you have received both doses of your COVID vaccine, please continue to follow our preventative measures, wearing masks, staying at least 6 feet from others, washing hands frequently and staying home when sick. We will need to continue these measures until we have a larger percentage of our community vaccinated and we have reached herd immunity for COVID-19.”
For more details on local COVID vaccine information, the Wyoming Department of Health’s Phase 1 COVID-19 Vaccine Priorities, a local timeline for vaccine distribution, and local vaccine distribution numbers please visit, www.tetoncountywy.gov/covidvax.