Those 75 and older not on LCHD list need to call 319-376-1077
(Editor’s Note: Pen City Current will continue to print LCHD official information regarding COVID-19 vaccines in their entirety when they are received, to keep our readership up-to-date on this fluid situation)
FORT MADISON – Lee County Health Department intends to be straight forward with all county residents when it comes to available COVID-19 vaccines and when it is your turn.
Since the week of December 21, 2020 to present day, Lee County Health Department has received 500 Prime (first) doses of the Moderna Vaccine at our facility. Most of these prime doses have been or will be (still having clinics) administered to those in Phase 1A through the end of January.
On February 1, 2021, Iowa will activate Phase 1B. By then, LCHD expects to have received another 100-200 doses for those we plan to vaccinate in the first week of February. This will include scheduled appointment times for those 75 years of age and older only.
Please understand not everyone on our current call back list for those 75 years of age and older will be contacted for this first round. Many more clinics will be planned and people from our list will be scheduled over the next several weeks. When you are called and scheduled for an appointment, details of the date, time, and location will be explained to you. It is very important for you to keep your appointment and to arrive on time to avoid wasting of any vaccine.
If you are 75 years of age or older and live in Lee County, Iowa and have not already called LCHD to be placed on our list, please call 319-376-1077 to provide us your contact information. You too will be placed on our call back list to be scheduled for a future appointment.
For all others included in the priority groups for Iowa’s Phase 1B, we will get to you either through direct contacts made to your employer or the congregate setting you live or work in.
Please understand we can only move as fast as we receive adequate vaccine supplies. We do plan to eventually have additional providers in the county assist with vaccinations as more vaccines become available in the county such as our local pharmacies and health clinics. We have been in constant contact with the Fort Madison Community Hospital and UnityPoint Health-Keokuk and are working closely together on our vaccine plans for the county.