COVID-19 vaccine open to public


GOSHEN COUNTY – Goshen County Public Health (GCPH) announced on Friday, March 19, the coronavirus vaccine would be open to people in phase two of the priority listing.

Phase two includes all residents of Goshen County who are at least 18 years of age and older, but who weren’t in a previous priority group.

When people call to make an appointment for their vaccine, they will now be given the choice between the Johnson & Johnson single shot vaccine and the Moderna vaccine which requires two doses.

“We are now giving people the option between the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and the Moderna vaccine,” said Heather Saul, Emergency Response Coordinator for Goshen County Public Health. 

The single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine started to rollout at the beginning of March and the goal is to have 20 million doses out by the first week in April. The two-dose Moderna and Pfizer vaccines started rolling out in December.

It’s been one week since the statewide mask mandate was lifted, and currently there are eight active COVID-19 cases in Goshen County. As of March 22, the state of Wyoming has 347 active cases.

As of March 22, GCPH has administered 2,768 doses of the first Moderna vaccine and they have administered 1,920 doses of the second Moderna vaccine. Statewide, 125,917 people have received their first dose of either the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine and 3,031 people have received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. 81,747 people have received the second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine.

To schedule your vaccine appointment with GCPH call 307-715-0068.

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