The COVID-19 Vaccine: Phase 1a & 1b Sign Ups as Easy as 1-2-3 | Big Horn Basin Media

The COVID-19 Vaccine: Phase 1a & 1b Sign Ups as Easy as 1-2-3

Written by on January 6, 2021

High-risk individuals can now receive the Pfizer vaccine from Park County Public Health thru a simple three-step process.

From the moment a COVID-19 vaccine was announced, plans were made to administer it in a phased approach. Priority was given to people at the highest risk of transmission, primarily frontline healthcare workers.

As of Jan. 5, 25,773 doses of COVID-19 vaccines — both Pfizer’s and Moderna’s — had been received in Wyoming, with 8,928 doses administered.

As the Pfizer vaccine becomes more readily available, health professionals are working to get it distributed to more people in the general public. Park County Public Health is now opening vaccination up to the general public, thru appointment-based clinics.

Step 1 – Know Your Phase

Park County Public Health’s clinics are only open to individuals listed in Phases 1a and 1b. You can review the Wyoming Department of Health’s full list of Phase 1a and 1b prioritized individuals to see if you fall under those guidelines.

Phase 1c is also being discussed as a possible addition

Step 2 – Choose a Clinic

All of the listed clinics for the Pfizer vaccine will be held at the Heart Mountain Meeting Room at the Powell Fairgrounds in Powell. You’ll sign up for two dates to receive both doses of the Pfizer vaccine to ensure it reaches 95% effectiveness. 

Thursday, Jan. 7 with a booster on Thursday, Jan. 28 (deadline to sign up noon on Jan. 6) 

Thursday, Jan. 14 with a booster on Thursday, February 4 (deadline to sign up noon on Jan. 12)

Monday, Jan. 18 with a booster on Monday, Jan. 8 (deadline to sign up noon on Jan. 15) 

These times and dates are subject to change. Park County Public Health recommends that anyone planning to sign up checks the website frequently to be aware of any changes. 

Step 3 – Print Your Form

Park County Public Health requires anyone who signs up for a vaccination clinic to come with a filled-out vaccine consent form, available on the Park County Public Health website. There are no costs associated with the clinics or the vaccine.

Once all three steps are completed, all you have to do is show up on the day you chose and receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

You can learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine and its side effects on the Wyoming Department of Health and Park County Public Health websites.

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