COVID-19 Vaccine Update Emails
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See the latest information about coronavirus (COVID-19) and related care, policies, and procedures at McFarland Clinic.
Latest Update: Fri., Jan. 22, 2021 at 4:14 p.m.
As a participant in the State of Iowa’s COVID-19 Vaccination Provider Program, McFarland Clinic must follow orders from the State on how much vaccine supply we will receive, who can be vaccinated, and when.
Status of Vaccine Availability at McFarland Clinic
McFarland Clinic continues to wait for direction and vaccine supply from the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and county public health departments to begin administering the COVID-19 vaccine to the next priority population. Currently in Iowa, vaccine is only available for Phase 1A populations (healthcare workers and long term care facility residents).
Next Phase of COVID-19 Vaccination
On Thursday, January 21, Governor Kim Reynolds announced changes to the State of Iowa’s plan for Phase 1B of the COVID-19 vaccination program. Phase 1B now includes all individuals age 65 and older.
The revised Phase 1B also includes priority tiers for individuals from populations vulnerable to high risk of exposure or severity of illness from COVID-19. For complete information on these tiers, please see the updated Phase 1B information from Iowa Department of Public Health. If you have questions about eligibility in priority tiers, please contact your county public health department.
When will Phase 1B of COVID-19 vaccination start?
The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) anticipates that vaccine distribution to county public health departments will begin February 1, 2021. Public health departments determine how many doses McFarland Clinic and other vaccine providers will receive on a weekly basis. McFarland Clinic will begin Phase 1B vaccinations once we receive supply from our respective county public health officials. We anticipate very limited vaccine supply.
When can I schedule an appointment for COVID-19 vaccine?
We are not currently scheduling appointments, but we hope to begin soon. Standing in long lines, repeated calling, and crashing websites are all experiences we do not want our patients to endure. We know the demand for vaccine will be greater than the supply given to us each week.
Because of this, we have been working diligently to develop the best solution for vaccine distribution. McFarland Clinic will finalize its scheduling process and communicate to patients no later than February 1. Please subscribe to our email updates below to get this communication.
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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 Vaccine Resources
McFarland Clinic Resources
Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH)
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
- COVID-19 Vaccines
- Understanding How COVID-19 Vaccines Work
- Understanding mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines
- Benefits of Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine
- Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines
- Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination
- Ensuring the Safety of COVID-19 Vaccines in the United States
- How CDC is Making COVID-19 Vaccine Recommendations