COVID vaccinations underway through partnership between Allamakee County Public Health, local healthcare entities


COVID vaccine doses being administered locally ... Allamakee County Public Health received 300 doses of COVID-19 vaccine from the State of Iowa this past week, with 200 of those doses being administered to individuals aged 65 and over thanks to collaborating vaccine partners. Pictured above are Linda Thompson, seated at left, with Nan Grangaard, at right, following their immunizations. Allamakee County Public Health used the remaining 100 doses to start vaccinating area teachers, school staff, law enforcement and firefighters, with Eastern Allamakee Community School District Administrative Assistant Laurie Van Brocklin pictured below receiving her vaccination. Submitted photos.

This past week, Allamakee County Public Health (ACPH) received 300 doses of COVID-19 vaccine from the State of Iowa to be administered to eligible individuals in tier 1B. These doses were divided among ACPH, The Prescription Shoppe in Postville and Veterans Memorial Hospital (VMH) Clinic in Waukon.

ACPH focused on vaccinating the additional tier groups in Phase 1B of school districts, law enforcement and first responders, while community partners The Prescription Shoppe and VMH Clinic administered to individuals aged 65 and older. Another 300 doses are expected be received this week - a trend anticipated to continue into early March, according to what ACPH officials have been told.

ACPH and its community partners will continue to work as quickly and efficiently as possible to administer vaccine to eligible individuals. To join the online vaccine waiting list for Hartig Drug, visit https://www.hartigdrug.com/covidvaccine, and for The Prescription Shoppe waiting list visit https://www.nightingaledrug.com/coronavirus.

Gundersen Clinic and VMH clinic patients of Dr. David Schwartz will be contacted when they are able to be scheduled for a vaccination appointment. Those clinic patients do not need to make prior contact with anyone in order to be considered for vaccination, which will take place according to the clinics’ prioritization schedules and vaccine availability.

For further updates on COVID-19 vaccinations in the area, continue to monitor local media including the local newspaper, radio stations, Veterans Memorial Hospital Facebook page and website at www.veteransmemorialhospital.com.

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