COVID-19

  • Priority Groups Established by State for COVID-19 Vaccinations

    posted on Friday, January 8, 2021 The biggest question of 2021 so far, at least the one addressed to those in the healthcare world, has been: “When can I get vaccinated against COVID-19?” The answer varies from state to state. In Iowa, as of today, if you work in healthcare or are a resident of a long-term care facility, you are eligible to schedule and receive a vaccine. Those in the next priority groups are identified; however, a time frame has not been announced by the state for the next round of vaccination opportunities.

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  • Spencer Hospital Visitation Restrictions Due to COVID-19

    posted on Thursday, December 31, 2020 To protect our patients, families, healthcare workers and community during the pandemic outbreak of COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus-1in this article. All patients and permitted visitors who enter the hospital or any of the clinics MUST bring and wear a mask.

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  • COVID-19 Vaccine Arrives in Clay County; Immunizations Start for Healthcare Personnel

    posted on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 Hope packaged in the form of vaccine arrived in Clay County on Tuesday. The initial shipment of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine arrived at Clay County Public Health and Spencer Hospital offices Tuesday morning, designated specifically for frontline healthcare workers who regularly care or provide services for patients suspected to have or confirmed to be infected with the SARS-CoV2 virus.

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  • Local Health Team Prepares for COVID-19 Vaccine Release

    posted on Friday, December 4, 2020 With the first two COVID-19 vaccines anticipated to be approved and released this month, the state of Iowa has announced plans for distribution. In phase one, the vaccine is to be offered to healthcare personnel and to residents of long-term care facilities. Some areas in the state may receive a limited supply of vaccine as early as the week of December 13, with increased allocations in later weeks. Local health officials are prepared to distribute, once a supply is received.

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