Residents Over Age 16 Now Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccines
March 31, 2021
Governor Mark Gordon has announced that beginning today all Wyoming residents ages 16 and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. All 23 counties have now entered Phase 2 of the vaccine distribution plan and are scheduling appointments for the general population.
“We have done well and can now offer COVID-19 vaccines to every Wyoming resident over the age of 16,” Gordon said. “I want to express my appreciation for the efforts of public health workers, healthcare providers and pharmacies throughout the state. I would encourage every resident to take advantage of the vaccines, as Jennie and I have, and help Wyoming move closer to ending this pandemic.”
Residents aged 16 and older are eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine, while adults 18 and older are eligible for the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccines. The vaccines are free and insurance is not required to receive a vaccine.
More than 162,000 individuals in Wyoming have so far received at least their first dose of vaccine when state and special federal counts are combined.
Information on how to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment in Wyoming can be found at https://health.wyo.gov/publichealth/immunization/wyoming-covid-19-vaccine-information/. In addition to county public health offices and local healthcare providers, many pharmacies are now offering vaccination appointments through the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program, including pharmacies at Walmart, Albertsons, Safeway, Walgreens and King Soopers stores.