COVID-19 Vaccine Updates (updated 2.10.21)
Current PHC patients, who are 65+ are eligible to receive the vaccine. Because we cannot predict the number of doses we will have from week to week, we request patients refrain from calling our clinics to schedule an appointment at this time. Our staff will reach out, and a link will be shared here as well as Facebook to sign up when we have availability. All patients will eventually be offered the vaccine as supplies grow. Polk county residents may call the Polk County Health Department for more information and options.
* People 64 and younger with hypertension, diabetes, COPD, or other medical comorbidities are NOT eligible in group 1B
Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 will be one of the best ways to protect yourself and others from the virus. The first phase (1A) of vaccine distribution is for frontline healthcare workers, EMS, and local long-term care residents at high risk. The second phase (1B) includes all adults over 65 years of age.
As we wait for vaccine availability for all, please continue to follow these practices to help control the spread of COVID-19.
- Wear a mask.
- Avoid gathering with anyone who doesn’t live in your household.
- Practice social distancing.
- Wash your hands.
- Get your flu shot.
In addition to the Polk County Health Department, pharmacies in Polk County have a limited supply of the vaccine in stock now. To make an appointment, please see the options available below (you must schedule an appointment):
- Polk County Health Department
- Grimes Medicap
- Easton Blvd Medicap
- Ankeny Medicap
- Altoona Medicap
Thank you for your patience as we create an easy, organized process to schedule and vaccinate eligible patients. We will continue to cooperate with state and federal health authorities to understand and help communicate the phased plan to vaccinate our patients community.
We will continue do our best to keep you informed. When we have more information, we will share it here.
Please continue to check this page for updated information.