Anyone 16 and over can get the COVID-19 vaccine

One of the COVID-19 vaccination stations on March 29
One of the COVID-19 vaccination stations on March 29(Bobbee Russell)
Published: Mar. 29, 2021 at 6:28 PM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The Casper-Natrona County Health Department unveiled the new mass vaccination clinic in the former Macey’s building in the Eastridge Mall. This new location will help them vaccinate 1,500 people in a day.

They are asking community members to schedule an appointment online to get a vaccine. The Casper Vaccine Clinic in the mall or CVC will be open for appointments Mondays, Wednesdays and alternate Fridays and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. This clinic is possible because there’s plenty of supply it.

Now, community members have the option to choose from Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson and Johnson. Hailey Bloom, the CNCHD public information officer, said they are seeing a handful of people waiting to get Johnson and Johnson. “They are waiting to get the one-shot series because they don’t want to get two,” Bloom said.

The link for it won’t be available until next week. They are hoping community members wanting the vaccine will schedule their appointment online. “If they don’t want the first appointment they can find something for the next week,” Bloom said.

They have hired 32 more staff members for this clinic they are hoping to bring in community volunteers. “We can train you to sit in the chill zone and watch people for 15 minutes and the signs for allergic reactions,” said Anna Kinder, the CNCHD executive director.

If people are skeptical, nurses at the health department are willing to answer questions. “This is how we are truly going to make a difference to get on the other side of this. I never want to go back to November and December again. I don’t think we can endure such a thing again,” Kinder said.

Click here to go to The Casper-Natrona County Health Department website to schedule a vaccine.

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