GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Reserving doubts whenever others claim to know what’s best is part of life in Wyoming.
Now the Wyoming way stands out more starkly than ever with COVID-19 vaccination trends.
Wyoming’s statewide vaccination rate of 41% is second-lowest of any U.S. state and well below the national rate of 55%.
In northeastern Wyoming's Campbell County, only 23% of people are fully vaccinated, putting it among the bottom handful of counties nationwide.
Locals say they have doubts about the vaccine.
They also say they've got a right to choose whether to get the shot.
Their views coincide with a COVID-19 rate that is almost four times the national average.