MANCHESTER, Iowa (KCRG) – The Delaware County Public Well being Division remains to be solely receiving about 200 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine per week from the Iowa Division of Public Well being.
Since it’s receiving a really restricted allocation, well being leaders are asking county residents to attempt to get vaccinated in clinics in surrounding counties or areas. That, nonetheless, is probably not as simple because it sounds.
Brehme Drug, in Manchester, is the one pharmacy within the county approved to manage the vaccines. Ashley Brehme, the pharmacy’s proprietor, stated they’ve already administered round 800 doses and have arrange a waitlist for these to signal their names on it. That checklist, as of Monday, had near 1,700 names.
“On our waitlist, I’ve had folks from the Des Moines space to North Liberty, Iowa Metropolis, Dubuque, Decorah,” Brehme stated.
No matter the place they name from, Brehme stated they’ll’t flip anybody away. That’s the reason she hopes they’ll decide up the tempo quickly as vaccine allocation is predicted to extend.
“I’d encourage folks to get on as many waitlists as what they’ll simply because the vaccine allocation is growing,” Brehme stated. “Our purpose is as many individuals get vaccinated as shortly as what we will.”
As the one pharmacy approved to manage vaccines within the county, Brehme stated it’s simple to get overwhelmed, however that she goals of the day when she will get extra photographs of hope, as she calls them, into folks’s arms.
“I keep in mind the primary day that I gave vaccines I had a affected person who simply held my hand and she or he cried,” Brehme stated. “She was so grateful to have gotten that vaccine and it actually reiterates why I’m on this enterprise: I’m right here to assist folks and I wish to be an answer for folks.”
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