Cheyenne Laramie County Health Department One Day Vaccine Clinic offers Flu and Covid-19 Vaccines
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The fall season brings cooler temperatures, fall leaves and all things pumpkin; but it also means Flu season.
The Cheyenne-Laramie County Health Department is encouraging residents to armor up during their one-day vaccine clinic on Thursday, Oct. 6.
“It’s a really great opportunity for the community to get in early, get those vaccines. This year, we are really fortunate to have both the Covid and the Flu Vaccine available, so people can come in and it’s a one-stop shop to get both of those vaccines done for the year,” said Emily Robinette, CLCHD Public Information Officer.
The clinic will offer the higher-dose and regular-dose flu vaccine, as well as Covid-19 vaccines, including the Pfizer Booster for those eligible. The criteria to receive a booster shot include those 65 and older, adults with underlying medical conditions and those most at risk to exposure to Covid-19.
The clinic is designed to run all-day from 7 a.m. To 6 p.m. so everybody, especially full-time workers, can have access to vaccinations during the extended hours. Robinette said although CLCHD is open regular week-day business hours, those who work full-time day jobs during that time might not typically have had an opportunity to receive a vaccine.
Despite the Pfizer vaccine being fully FDA-approved, and health officials prompting the public to get vaccinated, the community is still falling behind when it comes to vaccination status.
“Our vaccination rate is still hovering right around that 40%, so it is much lower than the FDA and CDC target of 70%, so the more people we get vaccinated, the less spread in the community, the less hospitalizations and the less deaths. The more people who get vaccinated, really, the safer we all are. It comes back to doing your part, to protect not only yourself, but your loved ones and our community,” said Robinette.
CLCHD has not yet reached the threshold to end their incentive program. The Vaccine Incentive Program states the first 500 residents to get fully vaccinated are eligible to receive $100. Any person who would like to learn more can contact the Cheyenne-Laramie County Health Department.
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