All Wyomingites 16 and Over Can Get COVID Vaccine

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Every Wyoming resident that is over the age of 16 is eligible to get a coronavirus vaccine, if they would like one.

Gov. Mark Gordon announced the new rollout on Wednesday. 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, health care 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.

As of last week, Wyoming was 18th in the nation for vaccination rates, ahead of neighboring states including Utah (50th in the nation, with less than 10% of its residents having received the vaccine), but behind Montana, Nebraska and Colorado (ninth, 14th and 16th, respectively).

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