LEE COUNTY - Lee County Health Department (LCHD) is now considered a Bridge Access Program provider. This has changed the eligibility requirements on who we are able to provide COVID-19 vaccine to. LCHD will only be able to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to any adult, age 19 and older, who does not have health insurance or whose health insurance does not provide zero-cost access to COVID-19 vaccines. The eligibility requirements for adults (19+) are:
• Uninsured – a person who does not have health insurance
• Underinsured – a person who has health insurance, but the insurance does not include any vaccines; a person whose insurance covers only selected vaccines; a person whose insurance does not provide first-dollar coverage for vaccines. First-dollar coverage refers to health care services, such as COVID-19 vaccinations, covered pre-deductible and without any cost-sharing.
LCHD will hold a clinic for the uninsured and underinsured ONLY on Monday, October 9 from 2:00-4:00pm at LCHD (#3 John Bennett Drive, Fort Madison). LCHD has received a minimum quantity of vaccine making the clinic a first come first serve basis. There is a new screening and consent form for these new vaccines, and it can be found on the LCHD website (www.leeecountyhd.org) in the COVID Information section.
For those who do not fit these eligibility requirements, or are on Medicaid or Medicare, they need to visit with their primary care provider or pharmacy.
The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention recommends everyone aged 5 years and older should get ONE updated COVID-19 vaccine, at least two months after getting the last dose of any COVID-19 vaccine.
For children ages 6-months – 18 years old, please call (319)376-4767 to schedule an appointment for during one the LCHD Immunization Clinics.
Please follow the LCHD website and Facebook page for any updates on eligibility and clinic information. For questions please call (319)372-5225.
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