LCHD to open COVID hotline Friday for 350 appointments

BY PCC STAFF

FORT MADISON – Lee County Health Department will be opening up their COVID Hotline number to schedule 350 appointments for the March 30 COVID Vaccination Clinic at the LCHD Offices (#3 John Bennett Drive) in Fort Madison. 

This includes those who are 64 and under with certain underlying medical conditions.  Some of those conditions include: cancer, chronic kidney disease, COPD, Down Syndrome, heart conditions (heart failure, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathies), Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant, obesity, pregnancy, Sickle cell disease, smoking, Type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Anyone who falls under that tier, along with those 65 and over, health care workers, first responders, K-12 school staff, child care staff, tier 2 essential workers (food processing, agricultural production, distribution, manufacturing), and individuals with disabilities living in home settings and their direct care staff can call (319) 376-1077 beginning Friday, March 26 between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm to schedule an appointment. 

Currently around 350 appointments need to be filled.  After the appointments are filled no names will be taken for call back, and the hotline number will be closed the remainder of the day and until further announcements are made.

LCHD asks people wanting to make an appointment to only call the COVID Hotline number, to be patient as phone lines will be busy, and to please not call the main office number.  After all appointments are filled a message will indicate that.  Please do not to leave a message with your information as we are no longer establishing a call back waiting list. 

LCHD will continue to update with their website (www.leecountyhd.org), their Facebook page, and the media for future clinic time availability. 

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