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COVID-19 Vaccination Phase 1B Priority List

Phase 1B of the State of Iowa's COVID-19 vaccination program includes individuals 65 years of age or older, or individuals who are vulnerable to high risk exposure of severity of illness.

McFarland Clinic continues to call patients on our COVID-19 Vaccine Phase 1B Priority List to offer vaccine appointments, oldest to youngest.

  • McFarland Clinic patients aged 65 and older are automatically on our Phase 1B list.
  • We will call you when we have vaccine supply for you.
  • We will call from 833-332-0011.

Want to see if you are on the list? Please use our Phase 1B Priority List Checker. If you are 65 or older and not on the list, you can use this tool to add yourself.

Phase 1B Priority List Checker

We are expecting hundreds of doses to arrive each week, and we have thousands of people to serve.

Status of Vaccine Availability at McFarland Clinic

County public health departments are allocating doses to McFarland Clinic and other vaccine providers on a weekly basis. Supply from public health is very limited.

McFarland Clinic
Location
Status of Vaccine Administration
(as of 03/01/2021)
Ames COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic
(Story County Offices)
Vaccine received. McFarland Clinic calling patients
65 and older. Story County Public Health coordinating
administration of other Phase 1B-eligible populations.
Carroll Office Vaccine received. McFarland Clinic calling patients
65 and older. Carroll County Public Health coordinating
administration of other Phase 1B-eligible populations.
Jefferson Office No vaccine received. Greene County Public Health
coordinating vaccine administration.
Iowa Falls/Eldora Offices No vaccine received. Hardin County Public Health
coordinating vaccine administration.
Marshalltown Office Vaccine received. McFarland Clinic calling patients
65 and older. Marshall County Public Health coordinating
administration of other Phase 1B-eligible populations.
Webster City Office Vaccine received. McFarland Clinic calling patients
65 and older. Hamilton County Public Health coordinating
administration of other Phase 1B-eligible populations.

Advance Calling or Text Messaging

To help our schedulers get through our Phase 1B Priority List in a timely and efficient manner, McFarland Clinic is introducing new ways for us to reach out to you about getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

When your name nears the top of our Phase 1B list, you may get either a phone call or a text message from us. All calls and text messages related to COVID-19 Vaccine scheduling at McFarland Clinic will come from 833-332-0011.

If you get a phone call...

• An automated voice system will ask if you are interested in getting the COVID-19 vaccine at McFarland Clinic. You can follow the directions given by the voice system to indicate YES or NO.

• If you miss the call, you'll get a voice message with a unique Vaccine Scheduling Code. If you want to get the vaccine at McFarland Clinic, you can then call back at 833-332-0011 and enter your Vaccine Scheduling Code when prompted.

• If you indicate that you want the vaccine from McFarland Clinic, we will call you back within five business days to schedule an appointment.

If you get a text message...

• The message will ask if you are interested in getting the COVID-19 vaccine at McFarland Clinic. You can reply to the message as directed to indicate YES or NO.

• If you indicate that you want the vaccine from McFarland Clinic, we will call you within five business days to schedule an appointment.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the McFarland Clinic COVID-19 Vaccine phone number?

All calls and text messages related to COVID-19 Vaccine scheduling at McFarland Clinic will come from 833-332-0011. We will always identify ourselves as McFarland Clinic. Our schedulers and text messages will not ask for bank information, credit card information, or Social Security Numbers. There is no need to call us before we reach out to you via either phone or text.

What if I miss your call?

If you miss our call, you'll get a voice message with a unique Vaccine Scheduling Code. If you want to get the vaccine at McFarland Clinic, you can then call back at 833-332-0011 and enter your Vaccine Scheduling Code. We will then call you back within five business days to schedule an appointment.

I replied to your text or call that I didn't want the vaccine from McFarland, but I changed my mind. What do I do?

You can always put yourself back on our Phase 1B Priority List by using our Priority List Checker or by calling your McFarland Clinic provider's office.

When will you call me?

We are not able to provide an estimated date of when you will be called. Our priority calling list is dependent on the limited and varying amounts of vaccine shipments we receive from county public health departments each week. We anticipate it will take several months to receive and administer the vaccine for Phase 1B. We appreciate your patience as we work our way through the list as quickly as supplies will allow.

Like many of you, McFarland Clinic is eager to get vaccines to as many people as we can and as quickly as possible. We stand ready to scale up our vaccine operations when supplies increase.

The graph below shows the age grouping we are currently serving.

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age distribution of group 1b

How many people have been vaccinated?

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has an interactive website where you can track the number of COVID-19 vaccines administered both statewide and on a county-by-county basis. This information is updated daily. If you are interested in viewing these vaccine statistics, please visit the IDPH website.

Why is McFarland Clinic using an age-based priority?

Dr. Dan Fulton, McFarland Clinic Infectious Diseases Specialist, explains the reasoning behind our age-based priority list.

What if I'm under 65 and qualify for Phase 1B under other criteria?

If you are under 65 years old and qualify for the vaccine under the Iowa Department of Public Health Phase 1B criteria, please contact your local public health department for vaccination options.

IDPH Local Public Health Agencies

Couldn't I just get the vaccine somewhere else?

Absolutely! McFarland Clinic wants to vaccinate as many people as we can, but supplies are still very limited. Other providers also have the vaccine, and some are using different approaches to making appointments.

We appreciate the loyalty of our patients, but we also know it's in the best interest of our communities that people are vaccinated as soon as they can be. If you can get your vaccine somewhere else before McFarland Clinic calls, that's great!

If you get your first dose of the vaccine somewhere other than McFarland Clinic, please see the information below about getting your second dose.

I got the vaccine somewhere else. How do I let McFarland Clinic know?

There's no need to call or message us if you got the vaccine somewhere else. When your name nears the top of our Phase 1B Priority List, you will receive an advance phone call or text message asking if you still wish to receive the COVID-19 vaccine from McFarland Clinic. Simply reply to the message as directed to indicate YES or NO.

Can I get my second dose at McFarland Clinic if I got my first dose somewhere else?

If you get your first dose of the vaccine somewhere other than McFarland Clinic, please make note of the following:

  1. Each vaccine provider receives allocations for both the first and second doses. For this reason, we strongly recommend asking the provider where you receive the first dose about also getting the second dose from them. The ideal time to ask is before or during the appointment for your first dose.
  2. If it is not possible to get the second dose from the same provider, please call your McFarland Clinic primary care provider's office to ask about getting a second dose. We will do what we can to accommodate you, however we cannot guarantee a specific date and time.
  3. If you do not have a McFarland Clinic primary care provider, please call your local county public health department to ask about getting a second dose.

What the COVID-19 Means to our Patients and Staff


Get the Latest Updates

As we continue to move through Phase 1B, we know there will still be questions about the vaccine and its availability at McFarland Clinic. To have the latest updates sent directly to your inbox, please subscribe to our COVID-19 Update Emails.

Please note that this is not a waiting list to receive the vaccine. We will send out updates regarding availability of the COVID-19 vaccine and how to schedule an appointment when that information becomes available. All subscribers will get the same emails.


COVID-19 and Vaccine Resources

Vaccine Patient Information

McFarland Clinic Resources

Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH)

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

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