Poweshiek County Public Health Continues COVID-19 Vaccination Work

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March 31, 2021 – Poweshiek County, Iowa – Poweshiek County Public Health (PCPH) will hold COVID-19 vaccine clinics for all individuals 18 years and older on Monday, April 5, Wednesday, April 7 and Thursday, April 8 in Grinnell. PCPH is administering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine which is approved for persons 18 years of age and older.

On Friday, April 2, beginning at 9 a.m. CST, individuals that are 18 years and older can make an appointment by calling (641) 269-9200. Appointments will not be scheduled until April 2 at 9 a.m. Those who are not connected to a live scheduler should hang up and redial (641) 269-9200; please do not leave a voice message. Appointments will only be reserved by speaking with a scheduler.

As soon as all appointments are filled, a notice will be posted on the public health Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/PoweshiekCountyPublicHealth), webpage (https://www.unitypoint.org/grinnell/public-health.aspx) and on the public health voicemail recording at (641) 236-2385, option one.

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.

PCPH encourages interested persons to continue monitoring all area vaccine updates, including those from area pharmacies and clinics. It is important to note that individuals will need to receive their second dose where they receive their first dose, when applicable.

Demand for the COVID-19 vaccine still far exceeds supply. Please remain patient and continue wearing a mask, staying home when ill or awaiting test results, using good hand hygiene and practicing social distancing. PCPH will partner with local media and community partners to share additional updates when they become available.