Emergency Clinics Open in Response to Flood Disaster at Spencer Hospital

posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2024 in Public Notices

In light of the ongoing flood disaster affecting our community, Spencer Hospital is swiftly mobilizing resources to provide crucial healthcare services through temporary clinics.

Starting today at 2:00 pm, Spencer Hospital will open a walk-in clinic dedicated to TDAP (Tetanus) vaccinations. This clinic is accessible to eligible members of the public and employees, conveniently located inside Spencer Hospital near the Gift Shop at Entrance B. Hours for today (6/25) are from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm, and regular hours will be Wednesday to Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

The Clinic hours will be be extended to meet community demand.  The TDAP Clinic at Spencer Hospital will be open Saturday (6/29/24) - Wednesday (7/3/24) from 10 am - 2 pm.

For those seeking alternative vaccination locations, Thrifty White Pharmacy is administering TDAP vaccinations from their mobile pharmacy stationed in the Menards parking lot on the south side of Spencer. Operating hours are Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.  Hy-Vee Pharmacy in Spencer will also offer vaccinations.

This emergency clinic is part of Spencer Hospital's commitment to ensuring healthcare accessibility during this challenging time of flood relief efforts. For more information and updates, please visit Spencer Flood Information & Resources.

TDAP Eligibility:

  • Adults should receive a booster dose of tetanus, diphtheria-containing vaccine every 10 years. Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) vaccine is routinely recommended as it also protects against whooping cough, which causes illness every year in Iowa. 
  • For patients with a wound: If the last dose of a tetanus toxoid-containing vaccine was received 5 or more years earlier, a booster dose of an age-appropriate tetanus toxoid-containing vaccine may be recommended.
  • Children need a basic series of four doses of vaccine between 2 and 18 months of age, as well as booster doses at 4 to 6 years and 11 to 12 years of age.