COVID-19 Vaccines

The Incident Management Team has gathered information and resources to help you understand the COVID-19 vaccines available and the distribution plan for Sheridan County.


Everyone 12 years of age & older is eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in Sheridan County.

Individuals 12 to 17 years of age should select a facility administering the Pfizer vaccine, as it is the only vaccine currently approved for this age group.

Limited booster shots recommended and available in Wyoming

Booster doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine are now recommended and available for older residents and other adults at high risk of severe disease or exposure to the virus, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). Learn more here. To schedule a booster shot, see who is providing them under “Where to get the vaccine” below.


Where to get the vaccine

Sheridan Memorial Hospital (SMH): Vaccinations, including boosters, are given by appointment at the hospital’s Outpatient Center at 1333 West 5th Street on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Schedule an appointment by visiting www.sheridanhospital.org or calling (307) 675-4476. Please bring your vaccination card to your appointment.

Sheridan County Public Health is administering the Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. They are also offering booster shots. Schedule an appointment by calling (307) 672-5169. Please bring your vaccination card to your appointment.

Sheridan County pharmacies can choose to enroll in the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program for COVID-19 Vaccination and receive COVID-19 vaccine doses to provide to the community. Local pharmacies who have currently elected to participate include:

  • Albertson’s OSCO pharmacy: (307) 672-8908 (Moderna vaccine)
  • Hospital Pharmacy West: (307) 673-3188 (Moderna, and Pfizer vaccine)
  • Ridley’s Family Market: (307) 672-1788 (Johnson & Johnson vaccine)
  • Walgreens: (307) 674-1936 (Moderna vaccine)
  • Walmart: (307) 674-7417 (Moderna vaccine)

To find a COVID-19 vaccine appointment at any local pharmacy, visit vaccinefinder.org.

Sheridan VA Medical Center is administering vaccines to Veterans. Learn more on the Sheridan VA Medical Center website.


Prepare for your appointment

How to prepare:

What to bring:

  • Your medical insurance card/information (if you have insurance)
  • A completed COVID-19 consent form (link to form listed above)
  • You may be asked to present your driver’s license or an ID depending on which facility you receive your vaccine from.

After your 1st vaccine appointment:

  • You will receive a vaccination card documenting the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine you received.
  • Sign up for v-safe – a free, smartphone-based tool that uses text messaging and web surveys to provide personalized health check-ins after you receive a COVID-19 vaccination. V-safe also reminds you to get your second dose. Learn more at www.cdc.gov/vsafe.
  • If you experience a side effect, please note is a sign that your body is building protection. Learn about the common side effects and tips on how to ease their discomfort on the CDC’s website.
  • Continue practicing social distancing, wearing a face covering, washing your hands and other COVID-19 precautions. It takes time for your body to build protection after any vaccination. COVID-19 vaccines that require 2 shots may not protect you until a week or two after your second shot.

About the vaccines

There are three approved COVID-19 vaccines:

Pfizer
Number of shots: 2 shots, 21 days apart
Recommended for people age 12 years and older
Fact sheet for recipients and caregivers

Moderna
Number of shots: 2 shots, 28 days apart
Recommended for people age 18 years and older
Fact sheet for recipients and caregivers

Janssen (from Johnson & Johnson)
Number of shots: 1 shot
Recommended for people age 18 years and older
Fact sheet for recipients and caregivers

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines approved or currently in clinical trials.

There is a lot of information available about the COVID-19 vaccines. Below are links to get more information about the COVID-19 vaccines from the CDC: