'I lost my grandpa on December 14 to COVID. He battled for over a month. I got it to protect my family and community, so hopefully they don’t have to lose a loved one. It gives me peace of mind that, as a nurse being exposed to the virus, I’m doing what I can to protect everyone else around me.'
“More than 300 Wyoming families are mourning the loss of someone they loved due to the virus. The burden on our hospitals remains high. Businesses and communities are facing big challenges,” Harrist said. “That’s why I recommend and encourage Wyoming residents to get vaccinated when it is their turn to do so.”
The Casper-Natrona County Public Health Department is offering free chickenpox vaccinations to children under the age of 18.
Trina Soper, the nursing supervisor at the Casper-Natrona County Public Health Department, says chickenpox, a contagious viral infection, can cause significant problems for some children...