More than 10,000 Laramie County residents have received first dose of COVID vaccine

CLCHD nurses measure out a dose of the COVID vaccine at Laramie County School District 1's...
CLCHD nurses measure out a dose of the COVID vaccine at Laramie County School District 1's Administration Building on Feb. 8.(Will Thomas)
Published: Feb. 18, 2021 at 5:30 PM CST
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - It’s been around two months since the Cheyenne-Laramie County Health Department began administering the COVID vaccine to the community.

Its Executive Director, Kathy Emmons, has enjoyed how smooth the process has been going. She’s also been happy with the majority of people making it back for their second appointment.

“People are showing up for their second vaccine. We have very, very few people who aren’t keeping that second appointment. So that’s really good because we want to make sure that not only do people get that first vaccine, they also get the second one to increase their level of protection.”

That’s not the only positive though, when it comes to first doses, Laramie County is leading the way across the state.

“We’ve done over 10,000 vaccines in Laramie County. We’re at 110% administration of the vaccines we have.”

CLCHD has been able to be at 110% because its been able to get more doses out of each vial in many cases.

Emmons also talked about the importance of the community knowing that CLCHD isn’t the only place it can receive the vaccine. There are 11 additional locations across the county for eligible groups.

“We really have worked hard with our partners and they’ve been tremendous to help get the vaccine out in the community.”

At this time, CLCHD has not seen an increase in doses for its weekly Pfizer shipment, which is sitting around 975 doses a week. But it has seen a small increase in its Moderna vaccine shipments.

For more information on CLCHD and the COVID vaccine, you can visit CLCHD’s website here and Facebook here.

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