Dallas County Health Department gives vaccine availability update for week of April 12

Submitted by Dallas County Health Department

Vaccine supply in Dallas County remains limited. A small number of appointments will be available for the week of April 12. 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.

Current eligibility includes all persons 16 years of age and older. The Pfizer BioNTech vaccine is authorized for those 16 and older; the Moderna and Janssen (J&J) are authorized for those 18 and older.

Dallas County was allocated 900 doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine April 12. Of these doses, 200 will be used for population-specific clinics and 700 will be available for all eligible populations at one of the sites listed below.

  • Dallas County Health Department
  • Adel Health Mart Pharmacy
  • Medicap Perry
  • Sumpter Pharmacy
  • Exemplar Care
    • 7300 Westown Parkway, Ste. 330
    • West Des Moines, IA 50266
    • Call 515-650-4370 to schedule

Select HyVee and CPESN pharmacies in Iowa are participating in the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program. These pharmacies receive vaccine supply directly from federal partners and are not counted in the county’s total allocation. Please check these pharmacy’s 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, please visit https://coronavirus.iowa.gov 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 877-558-2609.