(Le Mars) — Floyd Valley Healthcare appreciates our communities’ willingness to be vaccinated against COVID-19. At this time, Floyd Valley Healthcare is not taking additional appointments for vaccine clinics as we await further allocation of the vaccine. We also appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through the detailed process to provide clinics as soon as we can.
Once we are able to schedule additional vaccine clinics, we will post information on that process. Following guidance from the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), we will continue to vaccinate those in the 1A Priority group and those that are 75+ years of age who live in or doctor with primary care providers in Plymouth County. At this time, we do not have the allocations needed to expand through the remainder of the 1B Priority group including the 65+ age group as recently added by Governor Reynolds. Many of you have had questions about underlying medical conditions. At this time, only age and occupation have been addressed in the priority groups.
For those that have general questions about the COVID vaccine, we ask that you utilize the IDPH COVID Hotline by calling 211. At this time, we ask that you do not call Floyd Valley Community Health or Floyd Valley Clinics as they are not staffed to answer the volume of calls that are being generated and will not be able to schedule you for vaccination. Once available, we will post the phone number you may call to schedule an appointment.
We have received numerous calls about the vaccination processes in other states. Please know that the Iowa Department of Public Health is working to vaccinate as many Iowans as possible with the vaccine allocations they are receiving. Other states will be following recommendations by their public health officials as we all work towards the common goal of providing vaccinations. Other states have named their priority groups in a different manner, but it appears we are all in a similar place in relation to vaccinations.