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COVID-19 Vaccine Update 3/5/21

posted on 3/5/21
posted by Public Health

Winnebago County Public Health is now taking names for Tier 2 group 1.  This group includes individuals with disabilities living in a home setting that are dependent on attendant care staff.  Their attendant care staff are also eligible for the vaccine.  Having a disability alone does NOT qualify you, you must meet both requirements per the Iowa Infectious Disease Advisory Council & IDPH.

[UPDATED 3/5/21>: We are also taking names for individuals 64 years of age and younger who have a medical condition or are at an increased risk for severe illness from Covid-19.

Please call Winnebago County Public Health to get on the list 641-585-4763.

We continue working with our partners: Miller Pharmacy, Mercy Clinic-Forest City, and Hy-Vee Pharmacy-Forest City for those 65 and older.  If you are 65 or older please call one of these partners to get on a list with them.  If you have already requested to be on a partner’s list, you are still on their list.  Our partners are working through their waiting lists, but remember there is currently a vaccine shortage. Winnebago County’s allocation from the state is currently 200 doses and this is what we share with our partners.  We are all as eager as you to get the vaccine in arms as soon as we receive it.  Thank you for your patience.