COVID-19 vaccine readily available in Allamakee County; Vaccination availability at County Fair

Allamakee County Public Health does have a good supply of COVID-19 vaccine and is highly encouraging everyone age 12 and over to receive it. Vaccine clinics are readily available every Friday afternoon for both prime and boost doses for Moderna. Currently, Johnson and Johnson one-dose vaccine is also available. These vaccine clinics are held at the main entrance of Veterans Memorial Hospital. Call 563-568-5660 to schedule an appointment.

The vaccine will also be available at the Allamakee County Fair each evening of the fair from 6-8 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Hospital booth located in the Fairgrounds Pavilion. Call 563-568-5660 to schedule an appointment for any of those evenings. Walk-ins are also welcome.

COVID-19 can have serious, life-threatening complications and there is no way to know how it will affect anyone. The risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19 far outweighs any benefits of natural immunity. The COVID-19 vaccine, which is readily available locally, creates an antibody (immune system) response without having to experience sickness.

Be sure to watch the Veterans Memorial Hospital website at and the Veterans Memorial Hospital Facebook page for additional upcoming clinic details.