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Flu shots are also available at the Third Dose Drive-In events for $25 for a regular dose and $75 for a high dose. It is safe to get both a flu shot and COVID-19 vaccine at the same time.
Third doses are not currently available at the Casper-Natrona County Health Department. COVID tests as well as first and second doses of all COVID vaccines are available for free Monday through Friday from 8:30-4:30 at the Casper-Natrona County Health Department, located at 475 S. Spruce Street.
Right now, anyone who has received their second dose of Pfizer six months prior AND meet one of the following criteria: 65 and over, living in long-term care facility, OR 50-64 with underlying conditions.
You are eligible for a third dose 6 months after your second dose of Pfizer vaccine.
Please bring your vaccine card, ID and insurance card if you have one. If you’ve lost your vaccine card, we can look yours up and provide you with a new one. Oh, and a smile.
Although there’s no evidence to indicate getting your third dose sooner than eight months after your second one is harmful, it’s unnecessary. This timeline is based on extensive research indicating that the 6 month mark is a sweet spot for boosting immunity and providing optimal protection. Additionally, this system prioritizes protecting our community’s most vulnerable and exposed populations, just as we did in the initial vaccine roll out.
No sweat. Just come in when you can.
At that time, data wasn’t clear on when a third dose would be necessary, but additional doses were expected. Flu shots require annual boosters both because the virus mutates and because our immunity wanes, which is exactly what’s happening with COVID.
Pfizer is eligible for third doses. The CDC is still studying data to determine if/when Moderna and Johnson & Johnson will require an additional dose.