The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) reported another death of a Sublette County resident this week, bringing our total to 10 deaths since the pandemic began. WDH also reports that there have been 14 new COVID-19 cases in Sublette County in the past week. There are currently 11 active cases in Sublette County, with 873 recoveries and 10 deaths, for a total of 894 cases since the pandemic began. Individuals are quarantining/isolating in the communities of Big Piney, Boulder, Marbleton, and Pinedale.
The Delta Variant continues to be the dominant strain spreading throughout Sublette County and the State of Wyoming. While WDH has placed Sublette County in the Light Green Zone for community spread this week, most of the state is in the Red or High Transmission Zone. (source: https://health.wyo.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/County-Metrics_August182021.pdf
A third vaccine dose is now being recommended for a limited group of Wyoming residents with certain medical conditions, according to WDH. According to Dr. Alexia Harrist, State Health Officer and State Epidemiologist said those who should consider an additional vaccine dose at this time include the following groups:
Those receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
Those who have received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
Those who have received a stem cell transplant within the last two years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
Those with moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
Anyone with advanced or untreated HIV infection
Anyone who is undergoing active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress immune response
More important details about the current third-dose recommendation from the CDC can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/immuno.html.
As of August 16th, 2,603 people have been fully vaccinated in Sublette County, which means that 26.75% of our population has been vaccinated. We vaccinated over 90 individuals at our clinics this week.
Sublette County Public Health conducts weekly vaccination clinics at our Public Health Offices. Moderna, Pfizer, and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccines are available at these clinics. Registration is requested but walk-ins are welcome on these clinic days!
Tuesdays 1:30-3:30 pm, Marbleton Public Health Office (located in the Marbleton Senior Center).
Thursdays 1:30-4 pm, Pinedale Public Health Office (in our large conference room or in our tent out front on nice days--look for the signs).
Ridley’s is providing Moderna and Janssen vaccinations on Mondays – visit their website to sign up https://shopridleys.com/pharmacy.php. Altitude Drug is currently offering Janssen vaccine--call for more information at 367-2278.
Remember that all COVID vaccines are available at no cost. Pfizer is available for 12+ . Janssen is available for 18 and older. Sign-up is easy and takes less than 10 minutes. Sign-up here: https://www.sublettewycovid.com/vaccines or call Public Health at 367-2157 for assistance.
Pinedale Community Blood Draw Scheduled
Sublette County Public Health, along with Wyoming Health Fairs, is pleased to be able to offer community health screenings again this year. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, August 31, Wednesday, Sept. 1 and Thursday, Sept. 2 from 6 - 9:30 am at Rendezvous Pointe Senior Center, 425 E. Magnolia St., Pinedale. For a list of screenings and pricing, visit https://www.sublettewycovid.com/vaccines. Sign-up at https://whf.as.me/Pinedale or call 307-367-2157 to schedule an appointment.
WHF recommends a 12-hour fast prior to blood draws, unless you are a diabetic. Drink plenty of water and take your medications as usual. WHF accepts all forms of payment--cash, checks, credit cards, and HSA cards. Wyoming Health Fairs can bill Blue Cross Blue Shield and Cigna insurance companies. Medicare does not pay for health fair screenings.