Covid-19 vaccine update from Winneshiek County Public Health

Each Iowa county including Winneshiek County is required to follow the vaccine shortage order . . . 

Each Iowa county including Winneshiek County is required to follow the vaccine shortage order issued by the Iowa Department of Public Health. This does take precedence over phase 1B.
Winneshiek County ranks 33rd in population density out of 99 counties in the state of Iowa. This affects how the vaccine is distributed. There are approximately 4200 persons 65 years and older that reside in Winneshiek County. With that in mind, the supply of vaccine is not available for that demand here.
Due to the extremely limited vaccine supply to the Winneshiek County Public Health (WCPH), the focus is on those who have the higher exposure risk. With that said, Winneshiek County Public Health is focusing on the tier groups of Phase 1B and prioritizing with the potential for further subgroupings.
Please refer to the infographic provided.
“But there is good news,” states WCPH, “Iowa Department of Public Health has notified our county that there is to be increased vaccine allocations to the state. WCPH is continuing to collaborate with our partners on the best way to deliver to those 65 years and older when more vaccine is available. Please be patient, we are doing the best we can with the limited vaccine and guidelines provided. Walk-ins and call in lists are not being accepted at this time.  We ask that you are respectful of our decisions. Winneshiek County Public Health does CARE for the COMMUNITY.”

Submit A Comment

Fill out the form to submit a comment. All comments require approval by our staff before it is displayed on the website.

Subscribe
Notify of
0 Comment
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments