Vaccine availability for week of February 22-28 announced


Vaccine supply in Dallas County remains limited, according to the Dallas County Public Health Department. A small number of appointments will be available for the week of Feb. 22-28. These appointments are expected to fill quickly.

As vaccine continues to arrive in Dallas County, additional appointment slots will become available in the upcoming weeks, the department said. Current eligibility includes:

• Healthcare workers
• Long-term care residents
• Individuals aged 65 and older
• First responders (firefighters, law enforcement officers and dependent adult abuse and child welfare social workers) *
• PK-12 school staff, early childhood education and childcare workers*

Dallas County was allocated 700 doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for the week of Feb.
22-28. Of these doses, 300 will be used for tier one population-specific clinics, and 400 will be available for all eligible populations at one of the sites listed below.

Dallas County Health Department, 25747 N Ave., #C, Adel, IA 50003. Scheduling will begin promptly at 12 p.m. on Fridays. Call 515-993-3750 to schedule your appointment or click here to schedule online.

Medicap Perry, 601 First Ave., Perry, IA 50220, 515-465-3391. Click here to schedule.

Exemplar Care, 7300 Westown Parkway, #330, West Des Moines, IA 50266. Call 515-650-4370 to schedule.

Medicap Dallas Center 504 14th St., Dallas Center, IA 50063. Call 515-992-3784 to schedule.

The Federal Retail Pharmacy Program began Thursday, Feb. 11. The program will provide vaccine directly to select HyVee and CPESN pharmacies in Iowa. Check the pharmacies’ websites and social media for updates on how to schedule an appointment at their clinics.

We encourage Dallas County residents to remain patient as more vaccine arrives in the weeks and months ahead. It is also critical to continue practicing mitigation measures that can slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

  • Wear a mask or facial covering.
  • Practice distancing 6 feet from those outside your household.
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water.
  • Stay home if you feel sick.
  • Get tested if you are exposed to or have symptoms of COVID-19.

For ongoing updates and COVID-19 information, visit and follow @DallasCoHealth on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. General information can also be obtained by calling 2-1-1. The 2-1-1 Language Helpline is available to assist Iowan’s in additional languages at 1-877-558-2609.


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