WCPH Holding Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic Thursday March 11th

Webster County Health Department will offer a COVID-19 vaccine clinic THURSDAY, March 11 for Webster County seniors age 65 and older, not actively sick or in public health isolation OR persons age 64 and younger with medical conditions that are or may be at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19. The clinic will begin at 1 PM at the Crossroads Mall in Fort Dodge. All vaccines will be made available by TELEPHONE appointment only.

Appointment slots will open on Wednesday, March 10 at 1 pm. Appointments can only be made by telephone. Call 515-227-7104 beginning at 1 pm. Only two appointments can be made per phone call. Individuals will need to provide their name, date of birth, address, and a telephone number. The phone line  will ONLY be active beginning at 1 pm on Wednesday and will close as soon as all appointment slots are filled.

Insurance information will be collected at the clinic.

Only those with appointments will be allowed into the clinic on Thursday.

Important information for the day of the clinic include:

  • Please arrive no more than 10 minutes before your scheduled time.

  • There will be a 15 minute wait time after you receive your vaccination.

  • Please dress in layers so your arm is accessible.

  • If you can, arrange for someone to drop you off at the west entrance of the mall.

  • Please park in the lot in front of the mall entrance on the west side. Over flow parking area will be behind JaMar drive-in.

  • Only persons receiving the shot will be allowed in the clinic.

  • Masks are REQUIRED.

  • If you arrive at the mall without an appointment, you will be turned away.

  • Please have a copy of your insurance information for the clinic. Insurance is not required to make an appointment. If you do not have insurance you will not be turned away.

If you are unable to make an appointment for this clinic, we will post information about future clinics when we receive more allocations of vaccine. Please watch our Facebook page, the Webster County web site, local media outlets, and our local partners.

If you have already made an appointment with Daniel Pharmacy or HyVee, DO NOT make a duplicate appointment with the Health Department.

“The expansion last week added thousands of Webster County residents to the now eligible population group,” said Kelli Bloomquist, Webster County Health Department public information officer. “Nearly 10,000 residents were already eligible under Phase 1B. However, we remain in a vaccine shortage. At this time, Webster County is still receiving limited doses from the state. On Saturday, Governor Reynolds said that she was impressed with WCHD’s clinic operations and intended to allocate additional doses to us. We hope that we will see these doses in the coming weeks, but right now it’s still going to take time. If you are typically healthy, yet fall into the new expansion, please be kindhearted and allow those with severe medical conditions and those age 65 and above to be vaccinated first. Vaccine production is increasing and in the coming weeks we will have more doses available to residents.”

This week, Webster County Health Department expects to have approximately 300 doses of the Moderna vaccine available to residents at Thursday’s clinic.

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