Sweetwater County Public Health is working with the Wyoming Department of Health, Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County, local health officials and other agencies to help schedule and administer COVID-19 vaccines in Sweetwater County, WY.
Current status from Sweetwater County Public Health:
Sweetwater County is opening up COVID-19 Vaccinations for ANYONE 16+ (Pfizer and Moderna).
With businesses opening and travel season coming, Sweetwater County Public Health wants to make sure you are prepared and protected from COVID-19.
Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Update
The Johnson & Johnson Vaccine has been approved for continued use. Please see the FDA & CDC Joint Press release for more information.
Sweetwater County will again be offering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. They will have clinics scheduled this week on Wednesday, April 28th and Thursday, April 29th from 8:30-5. Walk-ins will be taken during those days and times or you can schedule an appointment time online at www.wyoapptportal.org. If you walk in without an appointment in PrepMod, they will schedule you into PrepMod when you come in. There will be both Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines to choose from.
Schedule Your Vaccine Now!
You can now schedule an appointment with Sweetwater County Public Health at your convenience, 24/7.
Walmart is scheduling vaccinations online.
Smith’s Pharmacy Rock Springs and Green River
Albertsons Pharmacy Rock Springs
No email? Call the following numbers to schedule your vaccination.
*If you have insurance, it helps to have your card available when scheduling.
All appointments previously scheduled haven’t changed.
What if I am exposed to COVID-19 after being vaccinated?
The WDH is following the updated CDC guidance on the need for fully vaccinated persons to quarantine after an exposure to COVID-19.
Main points include :
- Vaccinated persons with an exposure to someone with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 are not required to quarantine if they meet all of the following criteria:
- Are fully vaccinated (it has been at least 2 weeks following receipt of the second dose in a 2-dose series)
- Are within 3 months following receipt of the last dose in the series
- Have remained asymptomatic since the current COVID-19 exposure
- Individuals who meet the above criteria should still monitor themselves for symptoms for 14 days after exposure and isolate and seek medical attention if symptoms develop
- If it has been longer than 3 months since the vaccine series was completed, vaccinated persons must quarantine after exposure (similar to current guidance around immunity following infection)
- CDC and WDH continue to recommend fully vaccinated healthcare providers do not work for 14 days after an exposure, given the potential consequences of transmitting COVID-19 within a healthcare setting. However, this updated quarantine guidance for fully vaccinated persons can be considered if needed to alleviate staffing shortages. Fully vaccinated healthcare providers do not need quarantine outside of work.
- CDC recommends vaccinated inpatients and residents in healthcare settings should continue to quarantine after an exposure due to the high risk and severe consequences of transmission in these settings. WDH will follow this guidance but will continue to evaluate whether quarantine procedures can be relaxed in residential settings.
- Vaccinated persons should continue to follow current guidance to protect themselves and others, including wearing a mask, staying at least 6 feet away from others, avoiding crowds, avoiding poorly ventilated spaces, covering coughs and sneezes, washing hands often, following CDC travel guidance, and following any applicable workplace or school guidance, including guidance related to personal protective equipment use or SARS-CoV-2 testing.
Updated: April 26, 2021