Casper-Natrona County Health Department has a successful second drive-in event
CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - With the recent approval for the third dose of the Pfizer vaccine, the Casper-Natrona County Health Department is finding creative ways to get the vaccine administered to the public. This month, the health department has partnered with the Ford Wyoming Center to host drive-in vaccine clinics.
“Of course the drive thru option is a lot more convenient for both people needing their vaccine and then us also so we’re trying to provide as many opportunities as we can,” said Hailey Bloom, the Public Information Officer for CNCHD.
Residents are eligible for the third dose if they received the second dose of Pfizer at least six months ago and are 65 years or older, live in long-term care settings, those with underlying medical conditions, and those who live and work in high risk settings. Bloom says the health department is excited to see residents using this opportunity to get their third dose.
“Today’s flow seems to be going pretty good. People are waiting in line maybe you know, 30 minutes at most. We do have some additional lines of vaccinators today to get people through faster,” said Bloom.
At the first drive thru vaccine clinic, the health department administered over 600 shots. This one, however, started off a little slower, but people are just as excited to be there making a difference.
“Pretty excited that the county health department is offering these vaccines today up at the events center. It’s a perfect time to get my booster and I’m pretty excited about it,” said Mark Bower, a resident who received the third dose.
Bower says events like this are a great reminder of the caring community Casper has to offer.
“I think i’ts really important to get the vaccine and get the booster when you’re able to do so. You know, if we’re gonna get past this thing we gotta take care of each other, and that’s how you do it,” said Bower.
CNCHD will host another clinic October 30th.
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