SWEETWATER COUNTY — Sweetwater County Public Health announced today that it is currently scheduling COVID-19 vaccine appointments for March in the Phase 1a, 1b, and 1c categories.
For residents already on the waitlist, public health representatives are calling to schedule those appointments, but it may take some time. Residents who prefer not to wait, can call public health and let them know they are on the waitlist and they will get an appointment scheduled.
Generally speaking, Phase 1a critical populations are:
➔ Persons who have regular potential for exposure to COVID-19 patients;
➔ Persons who have regular exposure to people who are potentially positive for COVID-19, or
those who are exposed to infectious materials; and
➔ Residents and staff of long-term care facilities, assisted living facilities and residential care
facilities for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities.
Through the following Phase 1b designations, WDH aims to prevent death and illness and
preserve societal functioning. Generally speaking, Phase 1b critical populations are:
➔ Persons 65 years of age and older;
➔ Frontline essential workers who must interact with the public and are unable to consistently
physically distance from others;
➔ Persons with specific diagnosed chronic illness or conditions that put the person at greater
risk of COVID-19 disease; and
➔ Persons who are caregivers of those who are medically vulnerable and unable to be
Generally speaking, Phase 1c critical populations are:
➔ People at increased risk of acquiring or transmitting COVID-19; and
➔ Essential critical infrastructure workers
For the full vaccination priorities list click here. To schedule an appointment with Public Health, call (307) 922-5390. Calls answered Monday-Friday, 8 am to 4 pm until appointments are full.
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What to do if you feel sick: If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and are showing symptoms, please call your primary care provider or seek medical attention.
Please follow these tips to slow the spread of this virus:
- Follow Public Health Orders
- Practice social distancing of 6 feet or more.
- Wear cloth face coverings in public settings, especially when physical distancing of at least 6 feet isn’t available.
- Stay home when sick and avoid other people unless you need medical attention.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Older people and those with health conditions that mean they have a higher chance of getting seriously ill should avoid close-contact situations.
- Long-term care and healthcare facilities should follow guidelines for infection control and prevention.
For current news, updates, closures and resources, please visit our COVID-19 Coronavirus page here.