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Jones County Public Health Provides Vaccine Rollout Update

posted on 1/25/21

For Immediate Release

JONES COUNTY, IOWA- On Thursday, January 21, the Iowa Department of Public Health issued an updated vaccine shortage order to expand those eligible to be vaccinated in Phase 1B to include Iowans age 65 and older, effective February 1, 2021.  

Phase 1B now includes:

  • Individuals 65 & older
  • Law Enforcement & First Responders
  • PK-12 school staff
  • Childcare Workers
  • Staff & clients in congregate settings
  • Individuals with disabilities & care staff
  • Corrections Staff and incarcerated individuals

Please note, being eligible does not guarantee vaccine availability immediately. Vaccine is still in short supply. We will get to everyone who wishes to be vaccinated, but it will take time.

COVID-19 vaccination clinics held by Jones County Public Health and our partners will take place in Anamosa and Monticello on Saturdays, by appointment only, on a routine basis. Frequency of clinics will depend on the frequency and volume of vaccine allocated to Jones County by the Iowa Department of Public Health. 

When Jones County Public Health has doses on hand and appointment times available, eligible individuals who have submitted the vaccine interest form through the Jones County Public Health website will be contacted with further instructions regarding booking and clinic locations.

JCPH will notify residents via social media, local media outlets, Jones County’s web site, and through local partners with updates on vaccine availability.

 

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