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WCPH To Hold Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic Thursday March 18th

Webster County Health Department will vaccinate 1,175 residents on Thursday, March 18th. The COVID-19 vaccination clinic is 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 maybe an increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19. The clinic will begin at 9 AM at the Crossroads Mall in Fort Dodge. All vaccine appointment slots will be made available on TUESDAY, MARCH 16 by TELEPHONE AND ONLINE.

Appointment slots will open on TUESDAY, March 16 at 1 pm. Telephone appointments can call 515-227-7104 beginning at 1 pm. Only two appointments can be made per phone call. Online appointments can be made at WebsterCountyIA.gov. The link will appear at 1 pm in the lower right hand corner of the screen. Individuals will need to provide their name, date of birth, address, and a telephone number. The phone line  and web site will ONLY be active beginning at 1 pm on Tuesday 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.

“This clinic includes the Pfizer vaccine which was an additional allocation to Webster County Health Department by Governor Reynolds,” said Kelli Bloomquist, Webster County Health Department public information officer. “Appointments this week will be made on Tuesday, a day earlier than usual, to allow staff to prepare for this sizable mass clinic.”

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.

“The Phase 1B expansion has opened the vaccine up to thousands more Webster County residents,” said Bloomquist. “If you are typically healthy, yet fall into the new expansion, please be understanding and allow those with severe medical conditions and those over age 65 to be vaccinated first. We are thankful for this additional allocation and do anticipate that these appointments will be booked quickly.”

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.


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