Vaccine Information

Everyone ages 12+ is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine.

To resume pre-pandemic life as we knew it, it’s going to take the concerted efforts of our entire community. A vaccine will keep our families safe, our businesses and schools open and we’ll be reopening a world where everyone can be together again. We know this is a confusing time full of conflicting information, and we’re committed to transparency and communication. Here are some of your most frequently asked vaccine-related questions, and we’re updating this page regularly.

In an effort to keep our phone lines open and our staff available, we ask that you look through these questions and answers rather than calling our office. If you have a question that isn’t answered here, please submit it here.

Vaccine Locations

Albertsons East

Appointments available all days of the week


Schedule Appoint for Moderna Vaccine (Ages 18+)


Albertsons West

Appointments available Mon-Fri


Schedule Appoint for Moderna Vaccine (Ages 18+)


Antelope Health Center (Midwest Community Clinic)

531 Peake Street
Midwest, WY 82643

MWF 8-5
T and Th 6pm-9pm

CALL 307-437-6513 ext 6
or 307-315-4173 for appointment info


Community Health Center of Central Wyoming

5000 Blackmore Road
Casper, WY 82609

Walk-in Clinic Saturday 3/20/21 from 9a-4p
will schedule appointments if they call ahead


Medicap Pharmacy

4641 SW Wyoming Blvd SW
Casper, WY 82601

M-F 9-6
or directly at


Platte River Family Practice

1900 East 1st Street
Casper, WY 82601




300 Wyoming Blvd SE
Casper, WY 82601
Make an appointment at


Walgreens West

1071 Cy Ave
Casper, WY 82604



Walgreens East

190 Se Wyoming Blvd
Casper, WY 82609



Wyoming Family Practice

1522 East A St
Casper, WY 82601

8-7 Mon-Thurs
8-5 Friday

---Vaccine FAQs ---

Why is it important to get a COVID vaccine?

It’s our only real protection from a highly contagious, unpredictable illness that is lethally dangerous to some people. The vaccine will protect you, your loved ones and our community, and it’s the only way for us to resume normal life.

Is the vaccine effective?

Taking a COVID-19 vaccine can save your life. Thorough and FDA approved clinical trials have shown that Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are around 94-95% effective at preventing severe illness from COVID-19 while Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) was 85%. However, studies are still inconclusive about becoming an asymptomatic COVID-19 carrier, so it’s important to continue masking and social distancing when appropriate.

Is the vaccine safe?

Extensive testing and research were conducted prior to the FDA’s authorization of any COVID vaccine. . Learn more on the testing and clinical trials here.

How many vaccines are given out each week in Natrona County?

Approximately 2,750 total of the 3 approved vaccine brands.

I'm eligible to receive a vaccine. How do I get an appointment?

What happens when Casper runs out of vaccines?

We’d not anticipate running out of vaccines due to increases in supply nationwide.

Who is administering vaccines?

The Casper-Natrona County Health Department and various community partners are administering vaccines.

Who determines vaccine eligibility and priority?

These guidelines are set by federal and state governing bodies including the Centers for Disease Control and the Wyoming Department of Health. The CNCHD adheres to these policies.

When will vaccines be available to the general public?

Now. Anyone 16+ in Natrona County is eligible to receive a vaccine.

What vaccines are currently available?

The FDA has approved vaccines from Pfizer,Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen). More are in trial stages.

How much does the vaccine cost?

All COVID-19 vaccines are free to individuals.

Does the vaccine cause side effects?

Some people may experience an immune response like chills, headaches, muscle aches, fatigue or feel arm soreness. All of these are normal and indicate that the vaccine is working.

Are people in Natrona County experiencing side effects?

Natrona County residents’ experiences are similar to national one. Most people have mild reactions like a sore arm, while others experience fatigue, mild fever, muscle aches and chills. However, these typically last less than 24 hours and have been easily managed at home.

Do current vaccines protect against the new, more contagious COVID-19 strains?

According to the latest research, yes. Further studies are currently underway.

Will there be enough vaccines for all second doses?

Yes, both the Wyoming Department of Health and the CNCHD are carefully monitoring supply to make sure that everyone who receives a first dose will receive a second dose. Remember, you don’t need to get your second dose exactly 21 or 28 days after your first dose without compromising efficacy or safety. However, we always try to schedule you within that week.

Does the second dose cause more serious side effects than the first dose?

Some studies have shown more immune responses like fever, chills, achiness, etc., since the first dose began building your immunity. Again, this is normal and indicates that the vaccine is working.

Am I protected from COVID between my first and second vaccinations?

The Center for Disease Controls still recommends all measures of masking, distancing, staying home if you’re sick and getting tested. Currently, an exposure after one vaccine does not eliminate the requirement for quarantine if you are a close contact of a positive.

Is the second shot, or booster, the same as the first shot?

Yes, the medication, dosage and procedure are the same.

I have asthma and allergies. Should I get the COVID vaccine?

Always consult with your healthcare provider to make the best decision for you and your health history.

Am I able to select which brand of vaccine I receive?

Yes, the Casper-Natrona County Health Department has booking links for individuals to choose the type of vaccination.

I’ve already been diagnosed with and recovered from COVID-19. Should I get the vaccine?

While you should still plan on getting the vaccine even if you’ve already recovered from COVID, consult with your healthcare provider to determine when you should get the vaccine.

Is the vaccine mandatory?

The COVID vaccine is not mandatory for anyone at this time.

If I'm fully vaccinated and exposed to a positive case, do I still have to quarantine?

No. After you have completed both doses (or one with Johnson & Johnson) and 14 days have passed, an exposure to a positive case does not require quarantining.  However, you should self monitor still to be sure you don’t develop symptoms.

How will I know when it’s my turn to be vaccinated?

Please check CNCHD Facebook page and Casper Vs. COVID Facebook page for updates.  Additionally, we’ll be posting weekly video updates on our YouTube channel.