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Mass COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Planned in Spencer on April 10

Apr 02, 2021 08:25AM ● By Med Magazine

As all Iowans ages 16 and older become eligible to be vaccinated against COVID-19 starting next week, a large-scale vaccination clinic is planned in Spencer on Saturday, April 10, at the Spencer High School Fieldhouse. This vaccination clinic is open to anyone regardless of county or state residence to schedule an appointment to be immunized.

Clay County Public Health, Avera Medical Group Spencer, and Spencer Hospital are collaborating with Estherville Pharmacy to offer this large-scale vaccination clinic. The Estherville Pharmacy secured a federal allocation 1,170 doses of Pfizer vaccine, which is approved for ages 16 and older. Pfizer is a two-dose vaccine with the second dose given three weeks after the first dose so a corresponding vaccination clinic for the boost does is set for Saturday, May 1. 

“We’re excited for the opportunity to get more people in our region vaccinated against COVID-19 and the timing is great, since any Iowan over age 16 will be eligible to be vaccinated next week,” said Colette Rossiter, Clay County Public Health coordinator.

“As healthcare providers, we often hear how anxious people are for a return to normalcy. Getting immunized to help protect you and others from COVID-19 also helps curtail the spread of the virus, which is necessary for a return to normalcy,” said Dr. Amanda Young, family practice physician with Avera Medical Group Spencer. “Also, getting vaccinated helps prevent serious disease and as a physician, I can’t stress enough that you do not want to be someone who is facing long-term consequences a COVID-19 illness may have.”

To schedule an appointment online, use the link or QR code to access the scheduling website: https://calendly.com/clayph/covid-clinic-april-10

For those who do not have the ability to schedule online, the appointment scheduling call center will open at 1 PM on Tuesday, April 6 to provide scheduling assistance. The call center can be reached at (712) 264-6514.

Those who register will be asked to bring with them the following items:

·         Identification card (examples: driver’s license, government issued ID)

·         Insurance card (If do not have insurance, bring social security card and ID. There is no charge to anyone getting vaccinated. The pharmacy is reimbursed by Medicare or insurance for vaccine administration.)

·         Completed consent form. A link to the consent form is included in the online registration process and also available on the vaccination information page at www.spencerhospital.org.

Also, please wear a mask when entering the facility and throughout your vaccination experience.