Joint Press Release – 5-19-2021

Immediate Release                                                        

May 19, 2021

Weekly Joint Planning Team Vaccine update:

All Winneshiek County healthcare partners are looking for children aged 12-15 years old who would like to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination.  All parents wanting their children in that age bracket to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination are strongly encouraged to reach out to their medical provider or pharmacist and register their children today!  All local medical providers and pharmacists are accepting children aged 12-15 years old.

Don’t Delay – Vaccinate Today!!!!

The CDC is still recommending the use of face coverings while in a healthcare setting environment.  Please respect this recommendation and continue to wear a face covering when visiting your local healthcare provider or pharmacist.

Joint Press Release – 5-12-2021

Immediate Release                                                        

May 12, 2021

Weekly Joint Planning Team Vaccine update:

On Monday, May 10, 2021 the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to include adolescents 12-15 years of age. This approval by the FDA is an important step in reducing the burden of COVID-19 in our community. However, before the Pfizer vaccine can be administered to this age group, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) must meet to discuss safety and use of Pfizer vaccine for adolescents. This meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 12. If the evidence shows that the vaccine is safe and effective for use in individuals 12 to 15 years of age, then clinical guidance for providers will be finalized. It may take a few days for the written clinical guidance to be available for local vaccine providers.

Winneshiek County Public Health asks parents and guardians of adolescents ages 12 to 15 to wait to schedule appointments for this age group until the written clinical guidance is available to vaccine providers. Winneshiek County vaccine providers understand many parents and guardians are eager to make these appointments and asks individuals to be patient as providers await final recommendations and guidelines for vaccinating this age group. Winneshiek County Public Health will make an announcement once adolescents aged 12 to 15 can begin receiving the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. As a reminder, currently individuals aged 16 and older may receive the Pfizer vaccine, and individuals 18 and older may receive the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines. Getting a vaccine is easy and convenient. Moderna, Pfizer, and J&J COVID-19 vaccine is currently available in Winneshiek County. Contact your local health provider today to get vaccinated.

The ability to vaccinate new segments of the population will help protect our community.  Parents and guardians can be assured that the FDA and ACIP conduct rigorous and thorough review of all available data prior to making any recommendations.  Vaccination of the younger population will bring us closer to ending this pandemic and returning to normalcy. If you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, please contact your healthcare provider or call Winneshiek County Public Health at 563-382-4662. COVID-19 Vaccine Information Session recordings are available in multiple languages and are available at

Don’t Delay – Vaccinate Today!!!!

Joint Press Release – 5-5-2021

Immediate Release                                                       

May 5, 2021    1430 hour                                                                    Nancy Sacquitne RN, BSN


Weekly Covid-19 planning team update

Please keep calling, there is a shot for you! We continue to strive for higher numbers of vaccinated individuals.

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. Moderna and J&J available.

Winneshiek Medical Center (WMC)

Call 563-382-2911 between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm Monday – Friday.  Moderna vaccine available.

Gundersen Health Systems

Call 563-382-3140 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday – Friday or schedule an appointment through MyChart. Moderna vaccine available.

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 to schedule online.  Call 563-382-3929 with questions. Moderna & J&J vaccines available.

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. Walk-ins accepted or go to to schedule. Moderna & J&J vaccines available.

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 to schedule your appointment online.  Call 563-382-8765 with questions. Moderna & Pfizer vaccines available.  Walk-in appointments for patients 18 & older wanting the Moderna vaccine are welcome.

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.