CLCHD prepares to begin hosting large scale COVID vaccination clinics in the coming weeks

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: Apr. 1, 2021 at 5:17 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - COVID Vaccine availability has come a long way since Laramie County’s first shipment in December. Now, anyone 16-and-older can receive the Pfizer vaccine and anyone 18-and-older can receive the Moderna or Johnson and Johnson vaccine.

The Executive Director of the Cheyenne-Laramie County Health Department, Kathy Emmons, said its exciting to know that anybody can get the vaccine if they want, and said they’ve seen residents of all ages come in this week.

Emmons said around 30% of Laramie County is now vaccinated and as more people get their shots, the better its going to be for the community and economy.

“It’s lifting some of that heavy burden that everybody has unfortunately faced in one way or another from COVID. The more people we get vaccinated the safer our environment is, the safer our community is and the quicker we get back to a new sense of normal.”

During April, CLCHD will also be receiving around 3,000 doses of the vaccine each week, which is more than double what it was normally receiving. Having this many doses gives CLCHD the opportunity to begin hosting large scale vaccination clinics in the coming weeks.

“We’re going to start doing clinics Monday through Thursday. We’re still going to do a registration process because we want to make sure people can get the vaccine and we don’t waste the vaccine, but we’ll have that set up everyday and we’re going to try to do about 600 people a day.”

The first large scale vaccination clinic will be held Monday April 5 through Wednesday April 7 at the Emerson Building (2001 Capitol Avenue) downtown from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. To register for the clinic you can click the link here.

CLCHD will also be moving its vaccine operations to 614 South Greeley Highway beginning April 12. The building will allow for CLCHD to focus solely on vaccinations there for the month of April, similar to how it moved COVID testing to the Event Center at Archer as demand grew.

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