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.

Note: 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.


Where to get the vaccine

Sheridan Memorial Hospital (SMH) is no longer hosting a COVID vaccine clinic as of July 2021

Sheridan County Public Health is administering the Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. 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 walk ins available)
  • Hospital Pharmacy West: (307) 673-3188 (Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, and Pfizer vaccine walk ins available)
  • Ridley’s Family Market: (307) 672-1788 (Johnson & Johnson vaccine on Mondays)
  • Walgreens: (307) 674-1936 (Pfizer and Moderna vaccine)
  • Walmart: (307) 674-7417 (Moderna vaccine walk ins available)

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:

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: