Joint Press Release – 4-14-2021

Immediate Release                                                                  nsacquitne@winneshiekhealth.org

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.

Donlon Pharmacy

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.

Walmart Pharmacy

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.

Public Health Press Release – 4-13-2021

Immediate Release                                                                  nsacquitne@winneshiekhealth.org

April 13, 2021             1430 pm                                                          Nancy Sacquitne RN, BSN

Janssen (J&J) vaccination clinics on pause!

Per recommendation of the FDA, CDC, and Iowa Department of Public Health, ALL Janssen (J&J) Covid-19 vaccinations scheduled in Winneshiek County have been paused at this time.

  • This pause is appropriate and proof the national monitoring of COVID-19 vaccine is working well.
  • Instances of blood clots are rare, but serious situation and considered low risk.
  • Additional study will provide answers and guidance.
  • The adverse situations involved 6 females ages 18-48; the sign/symptoms most commonly appear within the first three weeks.
  • After one month the chance of having a reaction is extremely low.
  • No severe reactions have been reported among those who have received Johnson & Johnson vaccine from Winneshiek County Public Health.
  • We will store doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccine still on hand at our locations and wait for guidance from the CDC and FDA.
  • If you have received the J&J COVID-19 vaccine and develop severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain, or shortness of breath within three weeks after vaccination, contact your healthcare provider, or seek medical care.
  • Report adverse events following receipt of any COVID-19 vaccine to VAERS (vaccine adverse event reporting system) at 1-800-822-7967, or your health care provider or Public Health.
  • There has not been any notification from the CDC of preventative or prophylactic actions to be taken by those who have previously received the vaccine at this time.

The medical community has been alerted to be aware of potential issues and treatment. If problems do arise, contact your medical provider and be sure to share information regarding your vaccination status.

Just a reminder that the adverse reactions associated with vaccinations is extremely low risk and the CDC and IDPH as well as local health providers are still strongly recommending that persons receive a vaccination.

Joint Press Release – 4-7-2021

Immediate Release                                                                  nsacquitne@winneshiekhealth.org

April 7, 2021

Weekly Joint Planning Team Vaccine update:

WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!

We are asking for everyone in the community to assist in our mission!!  Please spread the word to your family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers by asking them if they know where to sign up to receive a COVID-19 vaccination.  If they do not know how, please assist them by directing them to their local provider, pharmacy, or public health.

Please either call or go online and request to be added to your local provider, pharmacy, or public health COVID-19 vaccination waiting list if you have not already done so.  We NEED your names!!

Please see below on how to contact your local healthcare providers for making a COVID-19 vaccination appointment.

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.

Donlon Pharmacy

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.

Walmart Pharmacy

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 or pharmacy to have your name removed from their internal COVID-19 vaccination waiting list if you have received the vaccination elsewhere.

Joint Press Release – March 31, 2021

Immediate Release                                                                  nsacquitne@winneshiekhealth.org

March 31, 2021

Weekly Joint Planning Team Vaccine update:

SPECIAL REQUEST FROM THE PLANNING TEAM – If you have already received a COVID-19 vaccination and are still on a local provider vaccination waiting list, please contact the local provider you registered with and have your name removed from that list.  This small act could potentially help other Winneshiek County residents receive the COVID-19 vaccination.  Thank you in advance.

Beginning April 5th, all local providers will be following the CDC and IDPH guidelines by providing the COVID-19 vaccine to anyone 18 years or older (Moderna).

The Planning Team partners want to remind all that the vaccine supply remains limited with only 300 doses being received in Winneshiek County weekly and this is currently shared by three partners (100 doses each).

Please see below on how to contact your local healthcare providers for making a vaccination appointment.

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.  If you received an invitation through MyChart, you can also self-schedule your appointment online.

Donlon Pharmacy

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.

Walmart Pharmacy

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.