COVID-19 vaccinations: How vaccinations will be given locally

Veterans Memorial Hospital Community and Home Care/Allamakee County Public Health will be the recipients of the COVID-19 vaccinations as soon as they arrive.

There is a lot of information in the news regarding the new COVID-19 vaccine.  The process of administering the vaccinations locally is explained below by Allamakee County Public Health:

• COVID-19 vaccines will be distributed in phases and Public Health will adhere to guidelines and plans as provided by Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH).
• The first allotment -  Phase 1A - will be prioritized for long-term care facilities and healthcare workers.
• The vaccine is not yet available to the general public and healthcare providers are not able to give it to their patients at this time.

Allamakee County Public Health asks for the community to have patience as they navigate this process.  They will keep the public updated with vaccine information via newspaper, radio and social media.

Additionally, Allamakee County Public Health states it is still imperative that everyone continue to wash hands frequently, wear face coverings in public and follow social distancing guidelines.  Being socially responsible and thinking of others will continue to fight the spread of COVID-19 as the vaccine is rolled out. For more information, visit