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Polk County Health Department Provides Update on Current COVID-19 Vaccine Phases and Tiers

As Polk County’s vaccine supply that is allocated by the state remains limited, Polk County will not be opening up additional eligibility until substantial progress is made on the current groups. If the supply of vaccine from the state increases, we will open to additional groups faster.

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3/11/2021

Polk County Health
Polk County Health
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Polk County Health

Recently, we asked PCHD staff why they decided to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Why did YOU get vaccinated?

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4/9/2021

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Health Department Opens COVID-19 Vaccination to 64 Years and Under with Underlying Health Conditions Starting Monday, March 15, 2021

Starting, Monday, March 15, 2021, The Polk County Health Department, Polk County hospitals and clinics and select Medicap pharmacies will open COVID-19 vaccine appointments to 64 years and under with underlying health conditions pending vaccine allocation.

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3/11/2021

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Polk County Health

First dose appointments will be opened today at noon. All individuals (16 years and up) are eligible. Visit https://t.co/xf0MkTuHXs

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4/9/2021

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Health Department and Hy-Vee Expand Partnership to Vaccinate Individuals Needing Second Dose

The Polk County Health Department is delighted to share an expansion of its partnership with Hy-Vee. Hy-Vee is helping the Polk County Health Department COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic by vaccinating individuals who need their second dose of Moderna.

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3/2/2021

Polk County Health
Polk County Health
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Polk County Health

IMPORTANT: First dose appointment updates. These appointments open today at noon and will take place next week (April 12-16). These appointments are open to all individuals (16 and up).

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4/9/2021

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Polk County Health Department and Polk County Sheriff’s Office Warn Against COVID-19 Vaccine Scams

The Polk County Health Department and the Polk County Sherriff’s Office have been alerted to several COVID-19 vaccine scams in our community.

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3/1/2021

Polk County Health
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Polk County Health

RT @ridedart: Happy National Public Health Week, @polkcohealth! Thank you for all that you do for our community. #NPHW https://t.co/RsUe2SO…

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4/8/2021

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Second Dose COVID-19 Vaccination Updates from Polk County Health Department

In January, we saw larger allocations of Moderna than Pfizer. The Polk County Health Department made a planning assumption that the supply of both brands would continue to increase and in an effort to get as many people vaccinated as quickly as possible.

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2/23/2021

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Polk County Health
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Polk County Health

Rain or shine, our PCHD staff and @DesMoinesUniv students continue to vaccinate our community one shot at a time! 💉😷

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4/8/2021

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COVID-19 Vaccination Updates from Polk County Health Department

On behalf of Polk County hospitals, clinics and pharmacies, we want to thank our community for their patience and understanding as we continue vaccinating individuals eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine as efficiently as possible. Collectively, we are committed to keeping everyone safe and healthy.

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2/17/2021

Polk County Health
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Polk County Health

21 days for Pfizer and 28 days for Moderna

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4/8/2021

COVID-19 call center for seniors (65 years and older) WITHOUT computer or internet access, please call 515 323-5221 Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM.