Moderna COVID-19 vaccine vial (copy2)

• Who is currently eligible: Individuals within Phase 1b, priority groups 7-9 are currently able to schedule their vaccination appointment.

Individuals within these groups include:

o Public transit employees (community transportation buses and airline flight crew members working on commercial passenger planes)

o Those with the following conditions: cancer, chronic kidney disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, solid organ transplant, sickle cell disease, down syndrome, and pregnancy (Pregnant women should discuss vaccination with their provider in advance.)

o Grocery store employees, commercial meat processing employees, feedlot employees, other food supply chain facility employees, and food manufacturing companies with 25 or more employees

o People on the Wyoming Medicaid Community Choices Waiver and Developmental Disabilities waivers

o U.S. Postal Service employees and delivery service companies (such as FedEx and UPS) likely to have more than 15 minutes of exposure to members of the public; clinical laboratory specimen courier employees

o Those with the following conditions: diabetes, heart conditions, obesity (BMI over 30), immunocompromised state, severe neurologic conditions (stroke and dementia)

These individuals can call 307-766-8222 to schedule their vaccination appointment unless already scheduled through their place of employment. Due to high call volumes, individuals should remain patient and try again at a later time if their call does not go through initially.

• Rapid Vaccine Event: This week, Pole Mountain Pharmacy will utilize their incoming vaccine shipment to host a Rapid Vaccine Event on Thursday, March 4 and Friday, March 5. This event will be held at the Old Armory, located on 30th Street. Appointments can be scheduled online at https://polemountainpharmacy.com/armory-clinic/. The Vaccine Call Center will be available to help those needing assistance at 307-766-8222. If you are currently scheduled to receive your vaccine at a later date and are able to secure an earlier appointment, you can cancel your original appointment with staff at the rapid event.

• Vaccine supply: As of this past Friday, Feb. 28, Albany County had administered 4330 vaccines with 500 doses available for appointments scheduled next week. Albany County anticipates receiving an additional 800 vaccines next week from the Wyoming Department of Health. These numbers are approximate and based on most recent counts.

• Albany County’s Vaccination List: Individuals who are not included in Phase 1b subgroup 7-9, should sign-up for My Health Connection (MHC), Ivinson’s patient portal to be placed on the vaccination list. Albany County residents will receive local vaccine updates and will be notified when a vaccine is available to them through MHC. If you already have an MHC account or have signed-up for an account, you are on the Albany County Vaccination list.

• Who is eligible next: As vaccine supply allows, vaccination efforts will be expanded to include Phase 1b subgroup 10.

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