Wyoming Health Dept. Preparing for COVID Vaccination
Limited supplies forces Wyoming Department of health to discuss delegation strategies.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - According to the Wyoming Department of Health the state had 12 to 13 deaths due to the influenza virus in a six to nine month period, last year. This year, in the same amount of time Wyoming has had 49 deaths total due to the Coronavirus.
Last week the Federal Government announced plans to make vaccines for COVID-19 “free” for all Americans. For people in Wyoming, the question becomes how accessible will the shot be?
“When we get a vaccine at first we’re probably not going to receive a large supply. The supplies will likely be limited which we’ll have to look at priorities," Kim Deti, Wyoming Department of Health, said.
The announcement comes as part of a detailed vaccination distribution plan, in which the Wyoming Department of Health is awaiting to make available to the public. Officials say once a vaccine is approved, you will see vaccination shots available later this year’s best case scenario.
The Wyoming Department of Health says it is preparing for the state and local supply demand, with a creative strategy to help everyone.
“We’re going to accommodate folks to the best of our ability and as more supplies become available, then our plans will adjust to get that vaccine to as many people as possible.”
According to Health Officials, the goal is to have vaccines moving to immunization sites within 24 hours of approval.
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