Jefferson County Health Center Expands COVID-19 Immunizations
Jefferson County Health Center (JCHC) is expanding Moderna COVID-19 vaccine availability and now offers multiple ways for the community to schedule and receive a COVID-19 immunization.
“Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for people to get vaccinated. Now, you can schedule an appointment, get the vaccine during an already scheduled visit, or even just go to JCHC Clinics and ask for the vaccine,” said Curtis Smith, Chief Operating Officer.
JCHC previously hosted mass vaccination clinics. As vaccination levels increased in Jefferson County and across Iowa, fewer people signed up for each clinic. This new approach will offer more options to the community for vaccination and hopefully continue to increase the number of vaccinated individuals within the county.
“At this stage in the pandemic, the focus is to get shots out in whatever way possible. The more people we can vaccinate, the fewer people the virus can easily infect, and the faster we can move toward a return to normalcy,” said Dr. Michael Greiner, a primary care provider at JCHC Clinics.
The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is approved for adults 18 and older. Individuals can now receive their vaccination through JCHC in one of three convenient ways. Those interested do not have to be a JCHC patient to receive the vaccination.
Call the COVID-19 Hotline
Call 641-469-4180 to schedule an appointment. Times are available from Monday through Friday, and vaccines are administered at JCHC Clinics.
Existing patients with access to MyChart are able to directly schedule an extended hours appointment through the app. These appointments are available Monday through Friday, from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Vaccines are administered at JCHC Walk-in Clinic.
Simply walk in and request a vaccination! Walk-ins are available at JCHC Clinics, from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. on Friday. If you are already visiting JCHC for a different appointment, we encourage you to stop by JCHC Clinics as a walk-in for a COVID-19 vaccination as well.
Second dose vaccination appointments will be scheduled during the first dose administration.
For patients that have already received their first dose and have a second dose appointment scheduled, please keep the existing second dose appointment. Second dose booster clinics will continue to be held through June.
For questions, contact the JCHC COVID-19 hotline at 641-469-4180.