FDA, CDC lift pause on J&J vaccine

The Family Medical Center at the Johnson County Healthcare Center will resume administering the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday, following a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory panel recommendation. The advisory panel stated that the benefits of the vaccine outweigh the risks. The CDC and FDA recommended a pause in the administration of…

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Mask policy at JCHC

For the past two months, Johnson County has maintained a low COVID-19 case rate and continues to see a climbing vaccination rate. As such, the Johnson County Healthcare Center has modified its mask policy. The Johnson County Healthcare Center will not require fully immunized individuals to wear a mask within the main campus, including the…

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JCHC modifies COVID-19 policies

For the past six weeks, Johnson County has maintained a low COVID-19 case rate and continues to see a climbing vaccination rate. As such, the Johnson County Healthcare Center has modified its mask policy. Effective immediately, the Johnson County Healthcare Center will not require fully immunized individuals to wear a mask within the main campus,…

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Taking control of your heart health

Did you know heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States? But here’s the good news: Heart disease is preventable in most cases. According to the CDC, “when people adopt a healthy lifestyle, which includes not smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, controlling blood sugar and cholesterol, treating…

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A match made in health care

There is laughter flowing from Dr. Alyse Williams’ office. It’s coming from her nurse, Niki Stenson. It’s been a long day, but Stenson and Williams still have a sense of humor. It’s obvious they have a connection – they’ve been a nurse/physician team at the Johnson County Healthcare Center for more than three years. “I…

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Community blood screenings set for February, March

Wyoming Health Fairs will once again host community wellness screenings in Buffalo and Kaycee. But this year is going to look different. There will not be an event at the Johnson County Fairgrounds. Instead, community members will be required to make an appointment. Appointments will be made in 15-minute increments and the screenings will be…

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COVID-19 vaccine update

At this time, Johnson County Public Health is administering all COVID-19 vaccines for the public. Due to a limited supply of vaccines, Public Health will not be taking additional appointments for the vaccine until mid-February. All vaccines issued to the county have been accounted for. Existing scheduled appointments are secure. Once more vaccines are available,…

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