Albertsons is among a number of grocery stores that was sold . Photo: Nick Sulzer // Buckrail

Editor’s note: COVID-19 vaccine appointments at Smith’s are currently unavailable through the site due to being fully booked. Additional availability will open weekly, keep checking the site.  Appointments at Albertsons are open and available to be made in advance. 

JACKSON, Wyo. — Albertson’s and Smith’s Pharmacies are now offering COVID-19 vaccine appointments. Appointments are open to community members who fall into Phase 1c.

Albertson’s and Smith’s COVID-19 vaccine supply are in addition to the COVID-19 vaccine received by Teton County Health Department. The pharmacies are also following the Wyoming Department of Health’s COVID-19 Vaccination Priority Guidelines.

Both pharmacies have received vaccine allocations through the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program. This program is a collaboration between the federal government and national and independent pharmacies to increase the availability of the COVID-19 vaccine across the United States.

These additional locations to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Teton County will allow more community members to sign up for the COVID-19 vaccine each week and to assist in vaccinating all those who fall into Phase 1c.

Albertson’s pharmacy is currently receiving the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. This is a two-dose vaccine that is given 28 days apart. Albertson’s asks that anyone who books an appointment also be available for the second
dose 28 days later to ensure that vaccine is not wasted. The type of vaccine received at Albertson’s may change, check their website for updates.  Click here to book an appointment at Albertson’s.

Smith’s pharmacy is receiving both the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine and the Jassen vaccine, by Johnson & Johnson. Smith’s asks that anyone who books an appointment for the Moderna vaccine also be available for the second dose 28 days later to ensure that the vaccine is not wasted. Click here to book an appointment at Smith’s.

The Jassen COVID-19 vaccine is still in very short supply while production of the vaccine increases. Please check back for the availability of this vaccine on Albertson’s, Smith’s, or the Health Department’s webpages.

The Health Department is asking community members who schedule an appointment at Albertson’s or Smith’s to email covidvax@tetoncountywy.gov so they can remove already vaccinated names from their list. this will help open up more appointments for other community members.

The Health Department hopes to open COVID-19 vaccine appointments to the general public by mid-April.

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Lindsay Vallen is a Community News Reporter covering a little bit of everything; with an interest in politics, wildlife, and amplifying community voices. Originally from the east coast, Lindsay has called Wilson, Wyoming home since 2017. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, hiking, cooking, and completing the Jackson Hole Daily crosswords.