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How to find a vaccine provider near you on Iowa’s new resource website

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(KWWL) -- Iowa's new COVID-19 vaccine resource website, vaccinate.iowa.gov, went live on Friday at 7:30 a.m. to help Iowans navigate the vaccination process and provide answers to questions.

Reynolds announced the website launch on Thursday during her COVID-19 press conference. The website can connect you to a provider where you can check availability and schedule in their system, but you will not be able to schedule an appointment or register to be contacted directly on the site.

The website is also available in every language.

FIND A PROVIDER:

To find a provider near you that is administering the vaccine, you can enter your zip code and select a radius of up to 100 miles.

When you click search providers, a list of pharmacies and clinics will come up. The list will give the phone number to the provider and their specific website to be able to schedule an appointment or check availability.

You cannot schedule an appointment directly on vaccinate.iowa.gov.

Search for providers HERE.

ABOUT COVID-19 VACCINE:

This tab of the website provides some things people should know about the vaccine including:

  • COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective
  • The vaccine will not give you COVID-19
  • After getting the vaccine, you may experience some side effects
  • You can’t get the vaccine if you have COVID-19 at the time of vaccination
  • Even if you’ve already had COVID-19 and recovered, you should still get vaccinated

More details HERE.

ELIGIBILITY:

The eligibility tab goes into detail about which groups are currently eligible, and who is coming up next.

While the state can't provide an exact timeline, essential workers and individuals with disabilities are next in line to become eligible. Governor Reynolds said on Thursday she expects that by early March.

Because the state's timeline changes as they receive more vaccine doses, the website says it will update with more information on when groups will be eligible.

They also say that local health departments and vaccine providers will announce when eligibility expands in their area.

More details HERE.

IOWANS 65+:

This section provides details for Iowans age 65 and older, who are already eligible for the vaccine.

It lists all the options for how they can get vaccinated, including public health agencies, healthcare providers, local pharmacies and Hy-Vee pharmacies.

Reynolds announced on Thursday the addition of 'vaccine navigators' to the 211 call center to assist older Iowans trying to schedule a vaccine appointment. Beginning the week of March 8, those aged 65 and older can call the 211 hotline to get help schedule an appointment at a local Hy-Vee pharmacy.

Local Area Agencies on Aging are also available to help Iowans 65 and older.

More details HERE.

KNOW THE FACTS:

This section gives facts to inform Iowans on the vaccine and debunk any myths. This lets you know what to expect when you receive the vaccine and gives guidance on common questions that are asked.

Read the list of facts HERE.

Iowa's COVID-19 data dashboard remains coronavirus.iowa.gov.

VIEW THE KWWL VACCINE RESOURCE PAGE HERE

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