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Pottawattamie County appointments for COVID-19 vaccine are full; demand exceeds supply

3,300 residents registered for the vaccine
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Posted at 12:34 PM, Feb 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-11 13:34:00-05

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Ia. (KMTV) — According to a release sent by Pottawattamie County Public Health (PCPH), COVID-19 vaccine clinic appointments are full.

On Wednesday, PCPH announced three vaccine clinics for residents ages 65 and older. PCPH said that in less than 24 hours all 3,300 COVID-19 vaccine appointments were filled.

“We did the best we could to create a simple registration process. Despite the initial influx that bogged the system and the phone lines temporarily, 3,300 individuals registered for a vaccine in less than 24 hours,” said Matt Wyant with Pottawattamie County Public Health. “We hope to receive more vaccine in March so we can offer another set of clinics.”

The release from Pottawattamie County also said that the State of Iowa will re-evaluate the allocations to counties in Iowa in March.

According to the state dashboard, 6,909 Pottawattamie County Residents have received the first dose of vaccine, and 4,489 have received the second dose. In Iowa, 182,642 individuals have received the first dose of the vaccine, and 99,978 have received the second dose.

The release also read:

As a reminder, over 30,000 Pottawattamie county residents meet the requirements for phase 1B. While this advancement is advantageous, the demand for the COVID-19 vaccine still exceeds our supply.

PCPH urges residents to remember the health protocols. Continue to wash your hands often, practice social distancing, wear a face mask when in public, disinfect surfaces regularly, and if you are sick, please stay home. Anyone who wants to be tested for COVID-19 should go to www.testiowa.com.
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