Sheridan County residents who are 70 years of age or older and interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine are encouraged to call Sheridan Memorial Hospital at 307-675-4471 or Public Health at 307-672-5169 to schedule their vaccine appointment now.
Public Health and Sheridan Memorial Hospital are hoping to hear from residents currently eligible for the vaccine this week to schedule their appointments, and are looking at the possibility of expanding to the next eligible group by mid-February.
Populations currently eligible to receive a vaccine (when in stock)
- 1a populations, which includes:
- hospital and urgent care staff
- EMS personnel
- long-term care and assisted living facility occupants
- other health care providers
- Rows 1-3 of 1b populations, which includes:
- in-person emergency response personnel not included in Phase 1a
- funeral service practitioners (including clergy)
- employees within congregate care or living settings such as group homes, halfway houses, homeless shelters, child and youth serving facilities
- people who are 70 years of age or older
Updates will be posted on Sheridan County’s COVID-19 vaccine page (www.sheridancounty.com/covid-19) as more information becomes available.
Sheridan Memorial Hospital (SMH) is currently scheduling appointments for eligible individuals and creating a waitlist for people ages 65-69 who are interested in an appointment once they are eligible. Both groups can call 307-675-4471 and leave a message and they will be contacted when a vaccination appointment is available.
Sheridan County Public Health is also scheduling appointments for all currently eligible individuals. If eligible, call Public Health at 307-672-5169 to schedule an appointment. Residents 65-69 years old and interested in receiving the vaccine from Public Health can now use the state’s pre-registration online form (https://forms.gle/ktRCvfL5CA8FXpBL7) to get on a waiting list for future vaccine appointments.
Sheridan Memorial Hospital and Sheridan County Public Health are working together to serve our community as fast as possible. Please help us and only sign up for one waiting list: Sheridan Memorial Hospital or the state’s pre-registration form for a Public Health appointment. Duplication between the two facilities slows down our process in getting county residents scheduled.
Continued vigilance necessary
Sheridan County’s IMT urges the community to continue to stay home when ill, wear a mask, socially distance, avoid large gatherings, clean frequently touched surfaces, and wash your hands. Even with improved case numbers and more vaccines on the way, everyone needs to remain vigilant in their efforts to slow the spread of the virus. Your hard work protects you, your family, and your community.