Beginning March 8, 2021, in Iowa, vaccine providers started providing the COVID-19 vaccine to individuals under age 65 with certain underlying health conditions. (Check the CDC’s list to see if you qualify.) Many more of us are now eligible, as the new guidelines open up the vaccine to those of us who qualify as “overweight or obese”, have asthma, smoke, or have other common health factors. But it can be difficult, even nearly impossible, to find an available appointment to receive the vaccine. If you’re having trouble landing a spot to receive your shot, try these tips:
How To Find A COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment in Iowa
Follow @IAVaccineAlert on Twitter.
Check Important Websites.
Visit the COVID-19 information page on the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics website. Here you can fill out a brief online form expressing interest in receiving the vaccine, and they will contact you to make an appointment when they can.
Join a Vaccine Wait List.
Check with Smaller Pharmacies.
Folks over 65 who still need the vaccine and don’t have access to the technology needed to schedule online can call 211 for assistance.
What tips and tricks have you found to land a COVID-19 vaccine appointment?
Related: Check out more COVID-19 related content by Iowa City Moms.