Vaccine

This Davis County resident received his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine Thursday at Davis County Hospital. More vaccine will be administered this week at Davis County Hospital, Wells Hometown Drug, and Hy-Vee Pharmacy.

Davis County Public Health, Wells Hometown Drug, and Hy-Vee Pharmacy administered 453 doses of COVID-19 vaccine last week.

Public Health vaccinated 120 individuals 65 and older at Davis County Hospital Thursday and worked with the Davis County Schools to vaccinate 120 preschool through grade 12 staff members that qualified according to Phase 1B, Tier 1 guidelines set up by the CDC.

“We are thrilled with the success of the two clinics held last week,” said Davis County Public Health Manager Lynn Fellinger. “Everyone continues to be incredibly thankful and excited to be making progress.

“Vaccine remains in short supply; however. we are hopeful the vaccine allocation will remain steady through the end of February to keep us moving forward in vaccinating our community,” she said.

Individuals 65 and older wanting to receive COVID-19 vaccine at Davis County Hospital may call DC Public Health at 641-664-3629 or Davis County Medical Associates at 641-664-3832 to place names on a waiting list.

Mylo Wells of Wells Hometown Drug said his staff administered 113 doses of vaccine Thursday and Friday. He expects to give another 100 doses this coming Thursday and Friday.

“We are initiating the calls right now until we get vaccine to our most at-risk customers,” Wells said.

Amanda Mathews, Manager of Bloomfield’s Hy-vee Pharmacy, said 100 doses were given by her staff last week and she expects 100 doses to arrive this week. Individuals who have no internet service may call Hy-Vee at 641-664-2975 to schedule appointments. Others should go to hy-vee.com/covid to schedule vaccine appointments according to age level.

Until vaccine is widely available to all, Iowans are being told to to continue practicing mitigation measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 by wearing a mask or face covering; practicing social-distancing; washing hands frequently; and staying home if ill.

Davis County COVID statistics update

As of Monday night, Feb. 15, Davis County had recorded 744 positive cases of COVID to date with 10 new cases in the last seven days. Of the 744 cases recorded, 673 have recovered and 23 have died.

A total of 783 Davis County residents have been vaccinated.