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CLCHD hosts first large scale COVID vaccination clinic downtown

Published: Apr. 6, 2021 at 6:25 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - With COVID vaccines now available to the general public across Wyoming, the Cheyenne-Laramie County Health Department organized a large scale vaccination clinic downtown at the Emerson Building. The clinic began on Monday and will go through Wednesday as Laramie County is receiving more than twice the amount of doses a week during April than it usually does.

“The need is obvious, the vaccines are safe, they’re effective, they’re free. So its a great opportunity to encourage people to come in, and everything we can do to make sure one more reason to get here is a great thing,” said Wyoming Department of Health Director, Mike Ceballos.

“This is what we really need to be doing to keep people safe,” said CLCHD’s Executive Director, Kathy Emmons.

More than 150,000 Wyomingites have now received at least the first dose of one of the three vaccines. Ceballos said he’s proud of where the state is at this time and how accessible the vaccines have been.

“It’s important for everybody to be able to get the vaccine, it’s obviously such an important thing today in moving ourselves forward.”

For Cheyenne Resident, Chelsea Vohland, she received the first shot of the vaccine today not only to protect herself, but others as well.

“I work with homeless youth in the area, and I work with a lot of people with different backgrounds, and I know people that have compromised immune systems, so protecting me and all of them is really important to me, so I figured I’d do my own part.”

Ceballos said the WDOH understands residents might still have questions about the safety of the vaccines. He said they have plenty of resources for any and all questions residents may have.

Emmons hopes around 1,500 residents will have been vaccinated as the clinic wraps up Wednesday afternoon and said there are still slots available for residents to get signed up. For more information on the clinic, you can head to CLCHD’s Facebook here or website here.

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