Sandy McGrath of Wright County Public Health reminded the board of supervisors Jan. 25 that Covid-19 vaccine sign-ups for group 1B will begin Feb. 1.

  One change is that group 1B now includes persons age 65 and older. Previously, that had been 75 and older. Other people in 1B include fire fighters, law enforcement officers, essential workers, persons who have a caregiver in their home (and the caregiver), teachers and childcare providers, factory workers in condensed settings, those who live in congregate settings, prison workers and prisoners.

  McGrath said public health will have vaccination clinics around the county every week starting in mid-February:

  Belmond - Mondays - Catholic Church;

  Clarion - Thursdays - Presbyterian Church;

  Eagle Grove - Tuesdays - Catholic Church;

  Rowan and Dows - dates and sites to be announced.

  Appointments can be made online starting Feb. 1 at SignUpGenius website: If you don’t have computer access, call Wright County Public Health for an appointment at 515-532-3461.

  Once you have received your first dose of vaccine, it will be important for you to return to the same location for your second dose. You will be given a card with your second appointment time. WCPH will be giving the Moderna vaccine, and that requires 28 days between doses.

  The actual number of people who will be served each week will vary depending upon how much vaccine is distributed to the county.

  “No doses will be left on the shelf,” said McGrath. “We will be working through the priority tiers as vaccine is available. Please continue to wear a face mask in public, wash your hands, avoid large gatherings and practice social distancing.”