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 16 years of age & older is eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in Sheridan County.
Note: Individuals 16 & 17 years of age should select a pharmacy administering the Pfizer vaccine, as it is the only vaccine currently approved for this age group.
Where to get the vaccine
Sheridan Memorial Hospital (SMH) is administering the Pfizer vaccine. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is also available upon request. You can schedule an appointment online or call (307) 675-4471 for an appointment.
Sheridan County Public Health is administering the Moderna vaccine. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is also available upon request. You can schedule an appointment by calling (307) 672-5169.
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 (Johnson & Johnson vaccine)
- Ridley’s Family Market: (307) 674-9800 (Johnson & Johnson vaccine)
- Walgreens: (307) 674-1936 (Pfizer 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.
Please note: If you make an appointment and for any reason get a vaccine from another provider, PLEASE call to cancel your appointment. This is vital to ensure we get as many people vaccinated as are interested.
Prepare for your appointment
How to prepare:
- Review the vaccine fact sheet(s):
- Download and complete a COVID-19 vaccine consent form.
- Attend your appointment on-time, as scheduled. If for any reason you cannot attend you appointment, let the facility know ASAP.
- Please note: Your second dose will be scheduled at your first dose appointment (if not earlier). You must receive your second dose from the same facility as your first dose.
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:
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: