Allamakee County Public Health continues to receive 300 doses of COVID-19 vaccine from the State of Iowa weekly that needs to be administered to those in tier 1B within one week. These doses continue to be divided between the collaborating vaccine partners including Hartig Drug, The Prescription Shoppe, Gundersen Clinic, and Veterans Memorial Hospital Clinic who all administer them to individuals age 65 and older. Allamakee County Public Health department continues to focus on vaccinating the additional tier groups in Phase 1B (such as teachers, school staff, fire departments, social workers, day care providers, etc.)
Veterans Memorial Hospital is now offering an on-line sign up option for those wishing to get on a waiting list for the vaccine. Directions to find the on-line sign-up option include the following:
- Go to veteransmemorialhospital.com
- Click on COVID-19 Vaccination Sign-Up
- Fill in the simple form which asks for just name, age, date of birth, phone number, address, and email address.
When vaccine is available, those on the list will be called to schedule an appointment for the vaccine. Specific directions will be given as to the location of the vaccination clinic and to bring insurance cards along.
Hartig Drug and The Prescription Shoppe also have online vaccine waiting lists located at https://www.hartigdrug.com/covidvaccine and at https://www.nightingaledrug.com/coronavirus. Gundersen Clinic will continue to contact their patients when they are able to schedule you for a vaccination appointment.
As always, please continue to watch the local media for more updates on COVID-19 vaccination clinics, including local radio stations, newspaper, the Veterans Memorial Hospital Facebook page and website at www.veteransmemorialhospital.com.