Beginning April 5th those in Iowa ages 16 and older will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Audubon County initially had only received the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, a two-dose series separated by 28 days. We have been notified that Audubon County will also be receiving 100 doses of the Johnson and Johnson single dose COVID-19 vaccine. Both the Moderna and Johnson and Johnson vaccines are designed to prevent COVID-19 in those ages 18 and older, therefore in Audubon County, only those 18 and older will be eligible. Audubon County has been guaranteed from the Iowa Department of Public Health on receiving at least 200 doses of Moderna weekly (enough to fully vaccinate 100 people). At this time, the Johnson and Johnson vaccine is a single allotment with no guarantee on future doses.
To sign up for the vaccine, please go to Audubon County Memorial Hospital website at acmhhosp.org/coronavirus/ and click on the blue box stating, “Audubon County Memorial Hospital COVID-19 vaccination wait list” and then follow the instructions. If you are unable to do this, please call the Audubon Hospital at 1-712-563-4611, or Audubon County Public Health 1-712-563-2226 and we can assist you in signing up. Information is also found on the hospital Facebook page.
Medicap Pharmacy in Audubon also has available the Moderna vaccine. To sign up, please go to the Medicap website at mymedicappharmacy.com, choose location, fill out the consent form, and appointment time. You can also phone Medicap at 1-712-563-2655 for assistance.
While waiting to get your vaccine, please continue to slow the spread! Wear a mask, stay 6 feet away from others, avoid crowds and poorly ventilated indoor spaces, and wash your hands!
We will be giving vaccines for Moderna and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) Wed 4/7 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. If more days need to be added this week we will post the information on the Public Health and Hospital Facebook pages.