Vaccine appointments full through month of January

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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.

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“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.

Those include:

Phase 1A

  • 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.

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Phase 1B

  • 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

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