Teton County, WY COVID-19 Vaccination Update:
Registration Now Open for People in Phase 1c Subgroups
March 3, 2021, Jackson, WY – Teton County Health Department has now opened registration for both the employment and higher risk population-based Phase 1c groups. Individuals who qualify for the COVID vaccine in Phase 1c through either (1) the higher risk population-based groups or (2) through their employment can now add themselves to the registration list. We will use this information to allocate appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine beginning the second week of March. Individuals will be randomly selected from the registration list weekly depending on vaccine availability.
The population groups that can now register include:
- Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce who are unable to physically distance or telework (See Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce for a complete listing of essential workers.);
- Those with the following conditions: moderate-to-severe asthma; hypertension or high blood pressure; liver disease; overweight (BMI 25-30); Thalassemia;
- People 50-64;
- People who are homeless; and
- People living in dormitories.
Due to the large number of employees who qualify for the COVID vaccine in Phase 1c we are asking individuals to register themselves. The Health Department will be communicating with as many qualified employers as possible to share resources on the COVID vaccine in both English and Spanish along with a direct link to the registration form. We encourage employers to not only speak to their staff about registering for the COVID vaccine but also share the available resources on the COVID vaccine. Employers can find our COVID vaccine toolkit on our webpage, www.tetoncountywy.gov/covidvax.
At this time, the following sectors are not included in Phase 1c (this is not an exhaustive list, if you think you qualify in 1c please see the link above for Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce Document):
Administrative staff not included in earlier phases, ecommerce, marketing, photography, artists, outdoor recreation, Hotels, Bed and Breakfasts, dude ranches, Airbnbs, personal service providers, hairdressers, makeup artists, gym staff, personal trainers, yoga instructors, pilates instructors, retail store employees, wedding and event planners, bands, musicians, movers, resort employees, museum employees, car sales, interior designers and interior decorating.
These groups will be included in Phase 2, general public. We expect to open registration for the COVID vaccine to the general public and other workers in May.
As of March 1, 2021 Teton County has given out 5,360 first doses of the COVID vaccine and we are allocated to receive 7,320 more first doses in March. Our March allocation includes both the Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson vaccines.
To view the registration form please visit our webpage, http://www.tetoncountywy.gov/covidvax or call our COVID hotline at 307-732-8628 option 1 between 9AM-4PM Monday-Friday to get more assistance with the registration process. Individuals who qualify for the vaccine earlier in phase 1 (1a or 1b) can also use the registration form to express interest in the COVID vaccine. Teton County Health Department will continue to work with employers and the identified points of contacts in previous phases to work to get their staff scheduled for COVID vaccine appointments.
For community members who have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine please continue to follow our preventative measures, wearing masks, staying at least 6 feet from others, frequently washing hands, and staying home when sick. We will need to continue these measures until a bigger percentage of our community is vaccinated and we have reached herd immunity for COVID-19. For more details on local COVID vaccine information, the Wyoming Department of Health’s Phase 1 COVID-19 Vaccine Priorities, a local timeline for vaccine distribution, and local vaccine distribution numbers please visit, www.tetoncountywy.gov/covidvax.