Vaccination against the coronavirus has progressed rapidly in Wyoming and Gov. Mark Gordon has opened vaccination dramatically across the state.
“We have done well and can now offer COVID-19 vaccines to every Wyoming resident over the age of 16,” Gordon said via release. “I want to express my appreciation for the efforts of public health workers, health care providers and pharmacies throughout the state. I would encourage every resident to take advantage of the vaccines, as Jennie and I have, and help Wyoming move closer to ending this pandemic.”
Gordon later clarified in the release that only the Pfizer vaccine would be available to 16- and 17-year-olds. The Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are only available for those age 18 and older.
Wyoming was the 15th state to open eligibility to all adults. As of April 4, more than 260,000 people are at least partially vaccinated statewide, according to data from the state health department. In Park County, more than 15,000 people have been at least partially vaccinated. That’s about 2,000 additional doses administered in the past two weeks.
COVID cases have stayed steady in Park County. As of Sunday night, there were six active cases in the county, with one person currently hospitalized with the disease.