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April 14, 2021
Weekly Joint Planning Team Vaccine update:
WE WANT YOU TO KNOW!!
The FDA and CDC have “paused” the release of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine. Six cases of a rare, but severe type of blood clot has been reported in women ranging in age between 18-48 years old. The symptoms in these cases presented 6-13 days after the vaccine administration. 6.8 million doses of the J&J vaccine have been administered to date.
The Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are NOT affected by this J&J vaccine pause.
COVID-19 vaccine side effects are extremely rare.
Patients who have received the J&J vaccine are considered very low risk one month after receiving the J&J vaccine.
COVID-19 vaccines are important and the best way to beat COVID-19. The members of the Winneshiek County COVID-19 Joint Planning Team strongly encourage everyone to receive a COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible.
Winneshiek County Public Health (WCPH)
Call 563-382-4662 between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm Monday – Friday.
Winneshiek Medical Center (WMC)
Call 563-382-2911 between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm Monday – Friday.
Gundersen Health Systems
Call 563-382-3140 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday – Friday. Once invited, patients can also self-schedule through MyChart at any Gundersen location that has an opening.
Pharmacy hours are 9:30 am to 6:00 pm Monday – Friday and 9:30 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday or go to donlonrx.com to schedule online. Call 563-382-3929 with questions.
Pharmacy hours are 9:00 am to 7:00 pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 6:00 am to 7:00 pm on Tuesday, and 10:00 am to 6:00 pm on Sunday. Call 563-382-8456 with questions. Go to www.walmart.com/covidvaccine to learn more about Walmart’s vaccine rollout.
Thrifty White Pharmacy
Pharmacy hours are 8:30 am to 5:30 pm Monday – Friday, and 8:30 am to 1:30 pm on Saturday or go to www.thriftywhite.com to schedule your appointment online. Call 563-382-8765 with questions.
Please remember to call your local provider, pharmacy, or public health to have your name removed from their internal COVID-19 vaccination waiting list if you have received the vaccination elsewhere.