News March 26, 2021

COVID-19 vaccine available at Smith’s, Albertson’s

by Jackson Hole Radio News

Albertson’s and Smith’s Pharmacies are now offering community members COVID-19 vaccine appointments to those who fall into the Phase 1c category.

Both pharmacies have received vaccine allocations through the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program. This program is a collaboration between the federal government and national and independent pharmacies to increase availability of the vaccine across the United States.

Albertson’s and Smith’s COVID vaccine supply is in addition to the COVID-19 vaccine received by Teton County Health Department, and they are also following the Wyoming Department of Health’s Vaccination Priority Guidelines. These additional locations to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Teton County will allow more community members to sign up each week and to assist in vaccinating all those who fall into Phase 1c.

At this time, Albertson’s pharmacy has the Moderna vaccine while Smiths has both the Moderna and Johnson and Johnson vaccines. The Moderna vaccine is a two-dose vaccine that is given 28 days apart. Those who book an appointment for the Moderna vaccine need to also be available for the second dose 28 days later to ensure that vaccine is not wasted. To sign up to receive the vaccine at Albertsons, log onto mhealthappointments.com/covidappt, and to receive the vaccine at Smiths, log onto smithsfoodanddrug.com/rx/covid-eligibility.