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Iowa launches COVID-19 vaccination hotline

Published: Feb. 8, 2021 at 6:26 PM CST
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(WOWT) - The Iowa Department of Public Health has set up a hotline to help older residents find out more information on getting their COVID-19 vaccine.

“Iowans ages 65 and older are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Supplies are still limited, but vaccine providers throughout Iowa are scheduling appointments,” according to a poster IDPH has been circulating on social media.

Older or home-bound Iowans looking for help scheduling a COVID-19 vaccination appointment can call 1-866-468-7887 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Residents have been asked to use the map on Iowa’s coronavirus website to navigate to information about the provider in their area, which meant calling through a list of local pharmacies who may be able to schedule a vaccination; but now, Iowans can also call the toll-free number.

The flyer also suggests visiting IowaAging.gov, or a local agency on aging.

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Posted by Iowa Department of Public Health on Friday, February 5, 2021

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