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BREAKING NEWS

Friday vaccine clinic planned for ages 75+

Emmet Co. Public Health keeps up vaccine allocation

By Amy H. Peterson - Staff Writer | Feb 22, 2021

Emmet County Public Health will continue to be allocated 100 doses a week from the Iowa Department of Public Health through the month of February. Due to the ongoing limited number of doses, we will be targeting persons 75 years of age and older. This age group is our most vulnerable and we understand their frustration in the process of obtaining an appointment for the vaccine. We will be dedicating the next vaccine clinic to this age group.

On Friday, February 26th, we will be holding a COVID-19 vaccine clinic to administer vaccine to those age 75 and older. The doses will be divided between this age group and those in Phase 1B – Tier 1, which includes First responders (firefighters, police officers, and child welfare social workers) and PK-12 school staff, early childhood education, and childcare workers. There will be a link listed on the Emmet County Public Health Facebook page and the Emmet County website to register online, along with a call-in option for those that do not have or use the internet. Because of the limited number of doses, the vaccine clinic will fill very quickly.

Scheduling will be available starting at 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 24th both online and by telephone. We will not be accepting appointments prior to this time. When the clinic is full, an announcement will be made on KILR radio and on the Emmet County Public Health Facebook page.

The telephone numbers to be used to schedule appointments:

712-209-9017

712-209-9421

The link for the online scheduling will be posted on the Emmet County website – https://emmetcounty.iowa.gov (this is the website – not the link) and the Emmet County Public Health Facebook page at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, February 24th.

Emmet County Public Health Nurse Kathy Preston said, “We will continue to announce vaccine clinic scheduling information on the Emmet County website, the Emmet County Public Health Facebook page, KILR radio, and the local newspapers online. High demand and a shortage of vaccine continues to be an issue for Emmet County, and across the state. We share your frustration on the minimal doses available and thank you for your patience and understanding.”