Teton County teachers set to get COVID vaccine soon, says TCHD

JACKSON, Wyo. — The Teton County Health Department announced today that they will be receiving additional doses of the COVID-19 vaccine this month and therefore, community members like K-12 teachers will be able to schedule their vaccinations. In addition to teachers, this round of vaccines will go to individuals 65 and older as well as healthcare providers, behavioral health providers, social workers, education support staff, and licensed childcare service providers.

The increased supply will allow the county to host larger vaccine clinics on Saturdays in February and into March for both the first and second doses of the vaccine. These clinics will be in addition to the first and second dose COVID vaccine clinics the Teton County Health Department and St. John’s Health already hold during the week.

Teton County Health Nurse Manager, Janet Garland said, “We are excited to be able to get more vaccines out to our community this month. These extra doses will help us move through the priority subgroups created by the Wyoming Department of Health more quickly. We are motivated each month to work to get vaccine out to those who are the most vulnerable in our community along with vaccinating our essential workers in the community. As a reminder if you have received both doses of your COVID vaccine, please continue to follow our preventative measures, wearing masks, staying at least 6 feet from others, washing hands frequently and staying home when sick. We will need to continue these measures until we have a larger percentage of our community vaccinated and we have reached herd immunity for COVID-19.”

For more details on local COVID vaccine information, the Wyoming Department of Health’s Phase 1 COVID-19 Vaccine
Priorities, a local timeline for vaccine distribution, and local vaccine distribution numbers please visit, www.tetoncountywy.gov/covidvax.

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