DES MOINES, Iowa (KCAU) – The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced that the COVID-19 vaccine will be available for about 32,000 Iowans age 65 or older through two big-chain pharmacies.
IDPH said unused vaccines that were originally allocated to the Long-Term Care Pharmacy Partnership Program have been redistributed to a limited number of CVS and Walgreens pharmacies in selected counties.
The COVID-19 vaccine are reserved for people age 65 and older and officials said this is a one-time, additional allocation of the vaccine.
Starting on February 3, Iowans age 65 or older can sign up to schedule an appointment at a Walgreens store located in one of the following counties below. View registration information here and register online here.
- Black Hawk
- Cerro Gordo
- Des Moines
Beginning on February 4 at 8 a.m., Iowans age 65 and older can sign up to schedule an appointment at a CVS store at one of the counties listed below. View registration information here and register online here.
- Black Hawk
People can register online for a vaccine appointment at a participating CVS or Walgreens near them.
The appointments are limited to the number of vaccines available at each location. If you’re not able to secure one of these vaccine appointments, health officials said to be assured that more vaccines are coming to the state on a weekly basis.
Health officials ask people to be patient as the vaccines arrive in the coming months and to also continue the measures to slow the spread of the virus by wearing a mask, practicing social distancing, washing your hands, staying home if feeling sick and to get tested if you’ve been exposed or are feeling sick.