Symptom check: COVID-19 or seasonal allergies?

Spring is in the air. Green grass peeks out through a blanket of snow. Buds swell and burst open, revealing tiny new leaves on trees. Colorful flowers begin to bloom on shrubs. Birds start appearing at backyard feeders. You wake up each morning sneezing and with a stuffy nose. In past years, your first thought…

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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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Vacation safety during the pandemic

Source: Association for Professionals in Infection Control & Epidemiology How can I make my travel plans safer? If you ultimately decide to move forward with your travel plans, follow these tips to ensure maximum safety during your trip: Get fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Wait two weeks after your second shot (or the one shot in…

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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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Healthcare Center completes renovation project to curb virus spread

A $3.1 million renovation project aimed at preventing the spread of viruses at the Johnson County Healthcare Center is complete. The project was made possible through federal CARES act funds allocated to the state of Wyoming for costs incurred due to the coronavirus pandemic. Funds were specifically assigned to Wyoming health care providers, rural health…

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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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COVID-19 vaccine FAQs

How many doses are available in Johnson County? Johnson County Healthcare Center received 300 doses on Christmas Eve. These vaccinations went to healthcare workers within Johnson County Healthcare Center, Amie Holt Care Center residents, Veterans Home of Wyoming, Willow Creek, and Agape Manor. Johnson County Public Health received 100 doses on Dec. 28 and Jan.…

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Flu Vaccine/Drive Through Clinic!

High dose and regular flu vaccine is now available! No appointment necessary. Just call 307-684-2228 We also have the drive through flu shot clinic happening on Thursday November 19th from 10am-2pm.

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