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CNCHD administrating Pfizer and Moderna vaccine

Published: Jan. 5, 2021 at 6:21 PM CST
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The Casper-Natrona County Health Department has received 4,425 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and has administered 1,700. They received the Pfizer vaccine in December and have had the Moderna vaccine for a few weeks.

Hailey Bloom, the Casper-Natrona County Health Department public information officer, said the distribution phase is still at 1A and they aren’t sure when they can move to 1B.

“There’s a lot of logistics that go into this decision,” Bloom said. Supply in demand is one. The vaccine manufacturers are pumping out as much as quickly as they can,” Bloom said.

This is still the phase where it’s only available to frontline workers. Bloom adds it’s an exciting time for the community.

“Everyone’s waiting a really long time for this and it finally feels like we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel,” Bloom said.

She adds they aren’t recommending people getting the vaccine to get doses with two different brands. Both brands require two doses to be effective.

“Pfizer is administered 21 days apart and Moderna is administered with two doses 28 days apart,” Bloom said.

This vaccine is 95% effective once people get both doses.

She added that this vaccine should be effective on the new strain of the coronavirus.

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