Pfizer COVID vaccine receives full approval

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave full approval to the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for those 16 years old and older. “The FDA’s approval of this vaccine is a milestone as we continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. While this and other vaccines have met the FDA’s rigorous, scientific standards for emergency use authorization,…

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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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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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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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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

Johnson County Public Health has received a lot of questions from community members regarding the COVID-19 vaccination. Below they answer some of the most frequently asked questions. 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…

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