The first Covid-19 weekly vaccine clinic in Belmond for people over 65 is set for Monday, Feb. 15 at the Catholic church. But as of Feb. 1, all the appointments have been claimed through the first week of March. (There are 40 spots available each Monday.)
Sandy McGrath of Wright County Public Health told the board of supervisors Monday that she expects to get another 200 doses of vaccine this week. In addition to Belmond, she is planning other clinics for Thursdays in Clarion and Tuesdays in Eagle Grove. All those slots through March 4 (40 per week) have also been spoken for. Rowan, Dows and Goldfield will be added later.
Appointments are limited, McGrath said, because she is also vaccinating law officers, teachers, daycare workers and fire fighters. The 200 doses per week only go so far. And, follow-up shots must be given 28 days after the first one.
People age 65 and older can sign up online to receive the vaccine in March at: https://sugeni.us/WTyk. Those unable to sign up electronically should call the Wright County Health at 515-532-3461.