Delaware County announced on Tuesday that they would be hosting a second COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Wednesday afternoon – and just like last time, the appointments were filled within a half hour.
Regional Family Health opened their phone line for appointments at 2 pm Tuesday, with one hundred available appointments. They were all filled before 2:30 pm.
The appointments have been available to ages 65 and older on a first-come first-serve basis. Regional Family Health says the clinics are intended for Delaware County residents or anyone they serve through Regional Family Health and Regional Medical Center.
The Iowa Department of Public Health says over 1,300 vaccinations have been given in Delaware County so far. Beginning in December, vaccines were available to healthcare personnel and long-term care facility residents and staff as Phase 1A of the vaccination process got underway. Iowa started Phase 1B last week, with ages 65 and older the first group of residents eligible in this second phase. The first public COVID-19 vaccine clinic held last Wednesday also filled up within a half hour, with one hundred residents getting vaccinated.
Vaccine supply has been extremely limited. Regional Family Health does not know when more doses will be available or when their next clinic will be held. And there are no waiting lists for the vaccine.
We’ll continue to keep you updated on KMCH on when the next clinic will be held. You can also stay informed through the RMC email newsletter, as well as automated phone calls and text messages through the hospital – get more information about that on their website at regmedctr.org/COVID-vaccine-update.