Almost 2,000 COVID-19 vaccinations distributed in Natrona County

A nurse at CLCHD prepares to give the first Pfizer COVID vaccination in Wyoming Dec. 15.
A nurse at CLCHD prepares to give the first Pfizer COVID vaccination in Wyoming Dec. 15.(Will Thomas)
Published: Jan. 6, 2021 at 8:09 PM CST
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The Casper-Natrona County Board of Health hosted a special meeting about the COVID-19 vaccine on Jan. 6. Casper-Natrona County Health Department Executive Director Anna Kinder announced almost 2,000 COVID-19 vaccinations had been administered as of the end of the day on Jan. 5.

This includes almost everyone that fell under the Phase 1A group, which is primarily health care workers and first responders.

Next up is Phase 1B, which includes the elderly and people that interact with a lot of people like K-12 teachers, grocery store workers and public transit workers. Kinder suggested as part of Phase 1B that vaccines are given to people that are 80 and older first, and people 70 and older will receive the vaccine as they are available.

Kinder hopes that they will have an online system in place by Feb. 1, which will allow people to register online for a COVID-19 test or to receive the vaccine. “Down the road when we’re doing mass vaccinations, we’ll be able to accommodate walk-ins, but at this time, we’re not able to do that,” said Kinder. “So we recognize that not everybody is tech savvy either, so we have definite systems in place to ensure that people can still call in.”

Natrona County is expected to receive 3,425 more COVID-19 vaccines during January.

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