Tyler Johnson, [email protected]
SWEETWATER COUNTY, WYOMING (January 20, 2021) – COVID-19 vaccine appointments are full for the month of January, according to a statement released by the county public health office.
“At this time, we have not received notice of our February allotments, so we are unable to schedule any appointments for February. Once we have our allotments, we will send out a press release regarding appointments,” the office stated.
Currently, health officials are administering vaccines for those who fall in the Phase 1A and 1B categories.
- Hospital staff – direct inpatient care staff and emergency department (ED) staff, including providers working temporarily at the hospital.
- EMS personnel/fire department. Personnel who are EMTs
- Long-term care facility (LTCF)/assisted living facility (ALF) healthcare providers (HCPs)
- Public health nursing (PHN) staff and other HCPs administering vaccines to critical populations in Phase 1a.
- Tribal public health and HCPs – receiving vaccine through Indian Health Services
- PHNs and HCPs who regularly conduct COVID sample collection.
- Inpatient/residential behavioral health facility HCPs
- Urgent care clinics and other medical clinics
- Law enforcement – patrol officers and correctional facility officers (city, county, state and federal); coroners and deputy coroners.
- Licensed/credentialed medical and dental direct care staff working in other locations who have regular exposure to potentially positive COVID-19 patients or infectious material.
- PHN offices and local health departments – nurses and staff.
- LTCF and AF residents and other staff not already vaccinated; intermediate care facility staff and residents; residential service settings for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities of 3 or more developmental disability waiver participants (Participants and direct support professionals).
- Home health healthcare providers – including aging network in-home providers.
- School nurses.
- Wyoming Public Health Laboratory and other clinical lab staff conduction COVID-19 testing if not included above; blood bank employees.
- Pharmacy staff.
- Other healthcare facility staff – ancillary support staff who have regular exposure to potentially positive COVID-19 patents or infectious material, including supporting staff from out of state.
- Fire, police, 911, correctional staff, search and rescue, and other in-person emergency response personnel not included in Phase 1a (including ancillary support for air ambulance and hospitals and Department of Family Services caseworkers)
- Funeral service practitioners and in-person employees necessary for funerals.
- People who are 70 years of age and older. If necessary, populations may be broken down to vaccinate those who are 80 years of age and older first.
- National Guard and Air Guard members likely to be activated for response to the pandemic.
- In-person employees within congregate settings such as group homes, halfway houses, homeless shelters, child and youth serving facilities.
- Healthcare providers, behavioral health providers, and social workers unable to physically distance and unable to provide services through tele-health. Healthcare facility surveyor/compliance evaluator and ombudsmen.
- K-12 education (teachers and support staff).
- Child care service providers.
- Public transit employees – community transportation buses.
- Grocery store employees, commercial meat processing employees, feedlot employees, other food supply chain facility employees, and food manufacturing companies with 25 or more employees.
- US Postal Service employees and delivery service companies (such as FedEx and UP) likely to have more than 15 minutes of exposure to members of the public; clinical laboratory specimen courier employees