Vaccination Locations

Since we’re all in this together, there’s now a bunch of places across Casper where you can make your vaccination appointment. Book online or call whichever facility is most convenient for you. If that spot doesn’t have anything open, simply try somewhere else. Appointments at all locations are on a first-come, first-served basis. You’re clearly tech savvy, so we kindly ask that you book your appointment online whenever possible to keep phone lines open to those who have limited internet access.

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There’s nothing more valuable than your health, and you need to protect it at all costs. You have questions about COVID vaccines, and we’re here to listen and answer your questions. While the vaccines were developed and authorized in record timing, the mRNA technology they use had actually been in the works for decades. Millions of Americans have been safely vaccinated, and it’s the best protection for all of us against COVID. Here are some of the most common questions we see, but if you have one that’s not here, please contact us at CasperPublicHealth.org. Vaccines are an on-going discussion, so let’s get the conversation started.

It’s COVID’s knockout punch. Vaccines do two different things:

  1. Help prevent you from contracting COVID.
  2. Significantly minimize COVID symptoms and illness if you do contract the disease or a variant like Delta. More than 99.99% of fully vaccinated people have not had a breakthrough case resulting in hospitalizations or deaths.

Vaccinations are available on a walk-in basis with no appointment necessary Monday – Friday from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM at the Casper-Natrona County Health Department . Just come to the front desk. The typical vaccination visit takes less than 30 minutes, so you’ll still have time to grab lunch on your way back to work.

Whichever one is right for you. The CNCHD has all three available, and it’s totally up to you. Pfizer and Moderna are both two dose shots, and Johnson & Johnson is one. All three are great tools against contracting COVID, extremely effective against serious illness and all of them are safe.

COVID vaccines are extremely effective, but they’re not impenetrable. Vaccines aren’t like bug zappers that kill viruses on contact. Instead, think of them like a poison trap in which the pest gets stuck, wiggles around, but eventually dies from insecticide. Vaccinated individuals can contract and carry COVID, but they typically don’t show symptoms and almost never experience serious illness. This is why we’ve recently seen fully vaccinated but frequently people like Olympians or professional baseball players testing positive for COVID but don’t have any symptoms. It’s their effectiveness against serious illness that is the most important reason to get them, though. Our hospitals won’t be overrun, and we won’t lose our loved ones and neighbors to COVID.

Logic says that if one person wants to get vaccinated and one person doesn’t, it’s all personal choice and one person’s choice doesn’t affect someone else. Unfortunately, that’s not how disease prevention works. Extremely contagious diseases like COVID can move from host-to-host, and the more they’re able to move, the longer they’ll live. The longer they live, the more they’ll mutate and create new strains. But there’s a solution. The more people that are vaccinated, the harder it will be for the virus to find different hosts, even in breakthrough cases. This is Casper versus COVID, so beating this bug really will take all of us being vaccinated. Additionally, some people like children under 12 and others with certain health conditions can’t be vaccinated, so we need to protect them, as well.

  1. Slows community spread, which will minimize virus mutations like the Delta variant
  2. Prevents our hospitals from filling up
  3. Helps us reach herd immunity
  4. Not everyone can get vaccinated, like kids under 12, people with certain autoimmune deficiencies and some allergies

The best protection from the Delta variant is with a vaccine. It’s also the best way to stop its spread. As long as the COVID virus exists, it will continue to mutate into more contagious, more powerful versions of itself to continue to survive. However, if a large percentage of the population is vaccinated, the COVID virus will struggle to find new hosts and eventually die out.

If you’ve already had COVID, it’s true your body has already built up some level of immunity. However, we still don’t know how robust that response is or how long it lasts. Additionally, your level of immunity is dependent on a number of factors like your viral load, overall health and lifestyle factors. Vaccines, on the other hand, have been studied extensively, so we know that your shots give you a strong immune response, they’ll provide durable immunity and may protect against future variants. In other words, you’re more protected with natural immunity and a vaccine then you are on your own.

YES. All COVID vaccines are safe. We understand and respect your uncertainty with medications, but the FDA and the world’s leading medical experts have been making sure that they’re safe. In fact, they’ve undergone the most intensive safety monitoring in US history. That’s how the CDC was able to detect 28 cases of rare blood clots among 8.7 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in the spring. In Casper, we administered our first vaccine December 16 with great success. Since then, thousands of your friends and neighbors have been fully vaccinated with no complications.

As of Aug. 23, the FDA has fully approved the Pfizer vaccine for everyone 16 and over as a safe and effective protection against COVID-19. In the FDA’s review for approval, the agency analyzed effectiveness data from approximately 20,000 vaccine and 20,000 placebo recipients ages 16 and over. The trials yielded a 91% effectiveness in preventing COVID-19. Safety was evaluated in approximately 22,000 individuals in a vaccinated group and 22,000 in a placebo group. Most side effects included pain, redness or swelling at the injection as well as flu-like symptoms including fatigue, headache or fever. These symptoms typically subside within 24 hours. The FDA and Centers for Disease Control have monitoring systems in place to identify and evaluate any safety concerns moving forward. Use in children ages 12-15 continues to be emergency use authorization, but full approval for this group is underway. Read the official statement from the FDA.

Moderna applied for full approval for its vaccination in June 2021, less than a month after Pfizer. The FDA is expected to make an approval decision on Moderna in the coming weeks. All COVID vaccinations have undergone and exceeded the most rigorous and comprehensive safety standards medicine has ever seen. 

There is no evidence that vaccines cause any fertility risks in men or women. In fact, no vaccine has ever caused infertility. This rumor may have started due to confusion between two types of proteins: the spike protein to which the coronavirus attaches in our body and the syncytin-1 protein, which is part of placenta formation during pregnancy. These two proteins are immunologically very different, and our bodies can easily distinguish between the two, so there is no risk that the mRNA would attack the syncytin-1 protein.

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475 S Spruce St
Casper, WY 82601
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Monday through Friday, 8am-4:30pm

307-577-9892
You may call to schedule an appointment, or just stop in – no appointment is necessary.

Albertsons

Albertsons East
2625 E 2nd St
Casper, WY 82609
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Appointments available all days of the week
307-234-7159
 
Albertsons West
1076 CY Ave
Casper, WY 82604
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Appointments available Mon-Fri
307-266-0156

Antelope Health Center (Midwest Community Clinic)

531 Peake Street
Midwest, WY 82643
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8am-5pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday
6pm-9pm Tuesday and Thursday

CALL 307-437-6513 ext 6
or 307-315-4173 for appointment info

Community Health Center of Central Wyoming

5000 Blackmore Road
Casper, WY 82609
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307-233-6000

Call ahead to schedule an appointment
 

Walk-in Clinic
Saturday 3/20/21
from 9am-4pm

Medicap Pharmacy

4641 SW Wyoming Blvd SW
Casper, WY 82601
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9am-6pm Monday-Friday

307-337-1199
casper.medicap.com

Platte River Family Practice

1900 East 1st Street
Casper, WY 82601
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8:30am-5pm Monday-Friday

307-577-7737

Ridley's

300 Wyoming Blvd SE
Casper, WY 82601
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6:00am-10pm

307-577-7060

Wyoming Family Practice

1522 East A St
Casper, WY 82601
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8am-7pm Monday-Thursday

8am-5pm Friday

307-234-6161

Walgreens

Walgreens East:
190 SE Wyoming Blvd
Casper, WY 82609
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307-234-9184

Walgreens West:
1071 Cy Ave
Casper, WY 82604
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307-234-9379