Ivinson Memorial Hospital is seeing a decrease in COVID-19 hospitalizations and a downward trend in tests administered in the parking garage. In response, it is scaling back drive-up testing to three days a week.

Beginning Monday, March 1, drive-up testing will be available from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., on Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week. Patients are asked to call 307-755-4355 to pre-register before arriving at the hospital for testing. Patients can expect to see their results on their My Health Connection account as soon as they become available. 

Albany County continues to see success in progressing through vaccine distribution priorities. As more vaccines are becoming available to the community, vaccine scheduling will now open to subgroups 7-9 of Phase 1B as laid out by the State of Wyoming’s distribution plan.

These groups includes those with the specific health conditions outlined by the State of Wyoming and certain essential employees.

Local pharmacies are beginning to receive and schedule COVID-19 vaccines. The University of Wyoming and IMH are also partnering with Pole Mountain Pharmacy in their upcoming Rapid Vaccine Event on March 4 and 5, where it is  expected to vaccinate approximately 1,000 Albany County residents.

Pole Mountain will be using its incoming allotment of Pfizer vaccines for Albany County residents in expanded priority groups. Individuals can schedule their appointment online by visiting polemountainpharmacy.com. Those requiring assistance can call the Vaccine Call Center at 307-766-8222, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday.

As vaccine supply increases, it is expected more vaccine distribution sites will become available. Distribution guidelines and scheduling may differ from location to location. IMH will continue to work with local partners to keep Albany County residents informed about their vaccine options. For more information, visit the website at ivinsonhospital.org/vaccine.

INFO BOX: Regardless of when or where you receive your COVID-19 vaccine, know that you play a key role in protecting not only yourself but our greater community as well. I thank you for your diligence and patience as we continue to ensure the health of our neighbors, families and friends. We are looking forward to expanding scheduling and adding additional vaccine locations as Albany County receives more vaccines. 

Doug Faus

Doug Faus is the CEO of Ivinson Memorial Hospital.

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