Joint Press Release – 4-14-2021

Immediate Release                                                        

April 14, 2021

Weekly Joint Planning Team Vaccine update:


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 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 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 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.