Poweshiek County Continues COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts

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April 28, 2021 – Poweshiek County, Iowa – Individuals 18 and older are invited to call Poweshiek County Public Health (PCPH) to schedule an appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. PCPH is administering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine which is approved for persons 18 years of age and older.

Call Poweshiek County Public Health at (641) 236-2385, Option 2 to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment. Calls will be answered during business hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please do not leave a voice message. Appointments will only be reserved by speaking with a scheduler. If you are not connected to a live person right away, please hang up and redial.

“Receiving a COVID-19 vaccine is a way to protect yourself, your loved ones and your community,” says Shauna Callaway, RN, BSN, director of Poweshiek County Public Health. “Getting the vaccine moves us closer to a safe return of gatherings with friends and loved ones.”

Based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, if someone is fully vaccinated, they can:

  • Visit with other fully vaccinated people indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing.

  • Visit with unvaccinated people indoors and from a single household, who are low risk for severe complications from COVID-19. You don’t need to wear masks or physically distance.

  • Skip quarantining and getting tested if you have a COVID-19 exposure.

  • Resume domestic travel, and refrain from testing before or after travel. You can also refrain from self-quarantine after travel, per local public health guidelines.

Callaway continues, “People interested in receiving a COVID-19 vaccine can call PCPH to schedule a vaccine appointment. The COVID-19 vaccines went through safety assessments and are safe. If you have questions or concerns on whether you should receive the COVID-19 vaccine, we encourage you to speak with your family doctor to discuss what’s best for you.”

For the vaccine clinics, appointments are required and walk-ins will not be accepted. Masks or face coverings must be properly worn over the nose and mouth; if you do not have one, a mask will be provided to you. A photo form of personal identification, such as state-issued driver’s license or passport, will be required during registration.

Please continue wearing a mask, staying home when ill or awaiting test results, using good hand hygiene and practicing social distancing. PCPH will coordinate with local media and community partners to share additional updates, as well as post them to the PCPH Facebook page and website, when they become available.