Anyone 65 years of age and older encouraged to contact Veterans Memorial Hospital right away for their first COVID-19 vaccination


A sign of the times ... Pictured above is the signage now being used by Veterans Memorial Hospital for its COVID vaccination locations. These signs, designed and printed by LC Signs of Waukon, direct patients to either the main entrance or ICN entrance of the hospital. Vaccine is typically given at both locations on the same days in an effort to keep everyone at a safe distance during the immunization clinics. Submitted photo.

Veterans Memorial Hospital and Allamakee County Public Health are asking anyone age 65 and older who has not yet received the COVID-19 vaccine to call their office at 563-568-3411 and schedule an appointment. Ask for the COVID line and a staff member will assist the caller in making an appointment to receive the vaccine.

Veterans Memorial Hospital and Allamakee County Public Health have been very busy the last two weeks vaccinating not only those 65 years of age and older, but also all those in manufacturing and ag-related professions after receiving a vaccine allotment designated specifically for those two industries. They are also now encouraging anyone ages 18-64 who has an underlying medical condition to go to the hospital’s website and fill out the form to be placed on the waiting list for the vaccine.

When vaccine is available, those on the list will be called to schedule an appointment. Specific directions will be given as to the location of the vaccination clinic, as well as an appointment time.

It should be noted that Veterans Memorial Hospital’s and Allamakee County Public Health’s phone numbers come up as “Unknown” on a Caller-ID system. They ask those who are waiting to be contacted regarding their COVID-19 vaccination to please answer their phones if they receive a telephone call identified as “Unknown”.

Directions to find the online vaccination sign-up option on the hospital’s website include the following:

1. Go to www.veteransmemorialhospital.com
2. Click on COVID-19 Vaccination Sign-Up
3. Fill in the simple form which asks for name, age, date of birth, phone number, address and email address.

This online sign-up is only for the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Anyone due for their second dose will receive a phone call (again from the “Unknown” caller ID) two to seven days prior to their second vaccination date to schedule that appointment. Do not use the online sign-up for second dose appointments.

Hartig Drug and The Prescription Shoppe continue to also utilize online vaccine waiting lists located at https://www.hartigdrug.com/covidvaccine and at https://www.nightingaledrug.com/coronavirus.  Gundersen Clinic will continue to contact its patients when they are able to schedule a vaccination appointment.

Residents are reminded to stay tuned to local media for additional updates on local COVID-19 vaccination clinics, including the local newspaper, radio stations, or the Veterans Memorial Hospital Facebook page and website at www.veteransmemorialhospital.com.

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