Joint Press Release – March 24, 2021

Immediate Release                                                        

March 24, 2021

Weekly Joint Planning Team Vaccine update:

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

The providers continue to be focused on vaccination of those 65 and older and aged 40-64 with any of the chronic health conditions listed below until April 5th.

Donlon pharmacy will be holding their mass clinic this Saturday, March 27th but you must have a scheduled appointment. No walk-ins allowed.

Winneshiek County Public Health (WCPH)

Call 563-382-4662 if you are:

  • 65 years of age and older.
  • 40-64 years of age with a chronic health condition.
  • WCPH continues to vaccinate persons in the Tier groups of Phase 1b.

Winneshiek Medical Center (WMC)

We are currently receiving 100 prime (first dose) and 100 booster doses each week.

  • People age 40+ with health conditions who want to receive the vaccine at Winneshiek Medical Center can call us at 563-382-2911 between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm Monday- Friday to be added to our vaccine waiting list.  As we receive vaccine supply from Iowa Department of Public Health, we will call people from this list to set up a vaccine appointment.
  • This waiting list is for first dose vaccines only.  If you have received your first dose vaccine through WMC, we will call you to schedule the second dose.
  • Note: If you are on our vaccine list, but in the meantime receive the vaccine from another facility, please notify us of this change by phone or MyChart so we can remove you from our list.
  • Beginning Monday, April 5, we will start taking names for people ages 18+ to be added to our waiting list.  Call us at 563-382-2911 between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm Monday- Friday.
  • WMC thanks the generous volunteers who have helped administer vaccines at our facility, and the community workgroup, led by Winneshiek County Public Health, that meets weekly to guide our county’s response.

Gundersen Health Systems

  • All 100 doses that we were allocated through public health for this week have been administered.
  • If you are a patient of Gundersen Decorah or Gundersen Calmar and you are over the age of 65 and still want the vaccine, please contact the clinic by calling 563-382-3140.
  • For those under the age of 65 with conditions, invites started being sent out last week and into this week via MyChart and letter for those that meet the requirements.
  • Appointments are very limited, especially at the Decorah Gundersen Clinic, with 100 doses currently allocated each week.  Make sure to look at all Gundersen locations for openings.

Donlon Pharmacy

  • Donlon Pharmacy is hosting a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Decorah Middle School on March 27th. This is an APPOINTMENT ONLY clinic; walk-ins will not be accepted.
  • If you have scheduled an appointment, you may enter at either the main entrance or the bridge entrance off Jefferson street and follow the signage to check-in. Please do not arrive more than 10 minutes early to your appointment.
  • Continue to check our website, our Facebook page or call (563)382-3929 to hear an update on our COVID-19 vaccine schedule in weeks moving forward.

Walmart Pharmacy

  • Partnering with state and federal agencies as we await allocations.
  • Building a new digital scheduling tool to make appointments easy.
  • Stay up to date on how Walmart and Sam’s Club are supporting the vaccine rollout, visit corporate website
  • Currently does not have any vaccine available.

Thrifty White Pharmacy

  • Thrifty White Pharmacy’s website has the option to get notified of any appointment openings by clicking on the Join Our Notification Waiting List button.
  • The patient needs to complete the required information and selects a pharmacy location where they would like to receive their vaccination, and then accepts authorization for Thrifty White Pharmacy to contact them.
  • If a couple has a joint email address, only one of them can sign up on the Notification Wait List. Once they receive notification of available appointments, they will be able to schedule appointments for both people.
  • Currently does not have any vaccine available.