COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Calhoun County remains in Phase 1B, all tiers are open for scheduling.  Calhoun County Public Health will receive 200 doses each week in March as of now. 

Just announced! Starting Monday, March 8, the below people will qualify for COVID-19 vaccinations. We are looking into an extra clinic when doses allow as we realize this will dramatically increase the demand for vaccinations in our county. As new clinics are scheduled, new links will be released on Facebook and the Calhoun County website’s COVID-19 page.

Adults of any age with certain underlying medical conditions are at increased risk for severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19. Severe illness from COVID-19 is defined as hospitalization, admission to the ICU, intubation or mechanical ventilation, or death. No one under 18 may receive the MODERNA vaccine.
Adults with the following conditions are at increased risk of severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19 and may now receive the vaccine in Iowa:
• Cancer
• Chronic kidney disease
• COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
• Down Syndrome
• Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies
• Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant
• Obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30 kg/m2 or higher but < 40 kg/m2)
• Severe Obesity (BMI ≥ 40 kg/m2)
• Pregnancy
• Sickle cell disease
• Smoking
• Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Please remember that we remain in a vaccine shortage but expect regular vaccine allocations.  We want you to be vaccinated and will work hard to get to ALL eligible residents in the upcoming weeks!

The March 11 clinic has filled. 

Hy-Vee has a limited number of COVID Vaccine appointments! Use this link to see if a store near you has appointments.

Why we discontinued a waiting list

  • The list had hundreds of names, still causing many of you to wait weeks for a dose. The planned on-line scheduling system gives everyone a chance to get the vaccine with each new shipment.
  • If you contacted us when we HAD a list, we will contact you to schedule your appointment.
  • The criteria  for 1B has changed.  Those who initially met criteria, may not qualify now with the changes in Tiers
  • Changes in Tiers could continue to happen.

 See the below graphic for how Phase 1B Tiers will be worked. For other information our COVID line is 712-297-8323 ex. 222. Please check this extension for more updates as they happen.

If you have an appointment to receive the vaccine, please click below to print out the paperwork you will need to have. If you cannot print it will be provided onsite but to speed up the process anyone who can have it ready is asked to print and bring completed form. Consent Form, Vaccine Information Sheet, VSafe

1b with tiers