JACKSON, Wyo. — Amidst the recent surge of COVID-19 cases in the community, vaccine booster appointments are in high demand.
The Teton County Health Department is currently administering primary series vaccines and booster doses for individuals 12 and older at the Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
According to the Health Department website, the next available appointment is Jan.18. Appointments can be booked as far as Feb.10 at this time. Appointments are not necessary for individuals seeking their first vaccine dose.
To book a COVID-19 appointment, visit Teton County Health Department’s website or call 307-732-8628 for assistance.
The CDC recently updated its recommendations for booster doses. Those who received Pfizer for their first two vaccines now can receive a booster five months after their second dose. Individuals who initially received 2 shots of Moderna still must wait five months before getting a booster, and those who got Johnson & Johnson must wait two months.
The CDC is also recommending a Pfizer booster dose for ages 12 and older five months after their second Pfizer dose and a booster dose for immunocompromised individuals 5-11 years olds, at least 28 days after their second shot. Teton County Health Department will request documentation of the qualifying condition at the appointment.
Albertsons and Smith’s pharmacies are also offering booster doses through appointments online. Albertsons currently has no appointments available according to their site, “Currently, there are no available appointments in your area. We will continue to open up more appointments as we set up more clinics. We are working hard to get vaccines to all our customers.”
Smith’s Pharmacy has appointments for Moderna booster doses but does not have availability for Pfizer booster doses. According to the site,”check back soon for available appointments.”
In Victor and Driggs, boosters are available for anyone 16 years of age or older who are already fully vaccinated, according to a recent Facebook post by the City of Victor.
Teton Valley Health is offering Pfizer and Moderna vaccines and boosters at the Driggs Clinic on a walk-in basis Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 pm. Eastern Idaho Public Health is offering COVID vaccinations and boosters at the Driggs office on Tuesdays by appointment only. Appointments can be made by calling (208) 533-3223.
Corner Drug offers vaccines and booster shots, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 2-5 p.m. Appointments are encouraged by calling (208) 354-2334. Broulim’s Pharmacy offers vaccines and booster shots, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday between 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 3-4:30 p.m.