Omicron virus detected near Jackson Hole

Omicron has come to a county next door to Teton County, Wyoming. Eastern Idaho Public Health has confirmed the first case of the Omicron COVID-19 variant in the health district.

The infected individual resides in Fremont County, which is the county that includes St. Anthony, Ashton and Island Park. The COVID-19 vaccines continue to be effective at reducing the risk of severe disease, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19.

Public health officials in Idaho continue to recommend that everyone 5 years of age or older get the COVID-19 vaccine, and that individuals 16 and older get a COVID-19 booster shot.


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