Over 600 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were given in Davis County last week.
Mylo Wells of Wells Hometown Drug said his pharmacy administered 80 initial doses of the vaccine and 230 second doses.
Hy-Vee Pharmacy in Bloomfield gave 200 doses last week, and Davis County Public Health administered 48 first doses and 48 second doses.
The number of vaccines administered beginning April 5 is expected to increase as the Iowa Department of Public Health is opening up the vaccination program to all individuals over 18 and older for Moderna vaccine and 16 and older for Pfizer vaccine.
Wells said he will not be vaccinating in the pharmacy this week, but he is planning a clinic to administer 1,170 doses of the Pfizer vaccine at the Keosauqua Fire Station on Friday, April 9. This clinic is open for anyone 16 and older from any location.
As of Monday, Wells said there were still a lot of openings in the schedule, which is on the Wells Hometown Drug website. Those without internet service may call Wells Drug at 641-664-3100 to make an appointment for the vaccine.
Kim Burton, pharmacist, said Hy-Vee should be getting 200 more doses of Moderna vaccine this week, which may be given to anyone 18 and over. A vaccine schedule is available on the pharmacy’s website.
Lynn Fellinger, Davis County Public Health Manager, said a clinic is scheduled at Davis County Hospital Wednesday, April 7, for first doses for anyone 18 and above.
DCPH has an online scheduling tool for those wanting to make vaccine appointments. It may be accessed by going to www. DCHC.org/services/public-health or to Davis County Hospital & Clinics Facebook page.
Fellinger continues to encourage all Iowans to continue wearing masks, practicing social-distancing, cleaning hands frequently, staying home when not feeling well, and getting the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as eligible.
Davis County COVID statistics
Positive cases to date: 865
New positive cases in last seven days: 7
Vaccinated Davis County residents: Series initiated — 660; Series completed — 1418; single-dose vaccine — 62