Department alarmed by drop in Immunizations during Pandemic
May 28, 2020
The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) has seen an alarming decline in the number of immunizations administered by providers enrolled in the WDH Immunization Unit’s Vaccines for Children (VFC) and Wyoming Vaccinates Important People (WyVIP) programs since the start of the COVID-19 crisis.
Data obtained from the Wyoming Immunization Registry (WyIR) shows Wyoming providers administered 42 percent fewer immunizations in April of this year when compared to April of last year. Reporting to the WyIR is required in Wyoming. The total number of vaccine doses ordered by these providers dropped abo...