HCMH, Public Health opening up vaccination clinics to more individuals

By: Donovan W. Mann – donovanm@977thebolt.com

Humboldt County, IA – Humboldt County health care providers are now opening up their public vaccination clinics to all adults with medical conditions that could increase the risk of severe illness from COVID-19.

Humboldt County Memorial Hospital Director of Community Development Mardi Ratzlaff tells KHBT the next clinic is planned for Wednesday, March 17 at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds. An appointment will be required to receive the vaccine.

The groups eligible include adults 65 years of age or older. First responders, educators and childcare workers are included. The third group are adults ages 18-64 years old that are or might be at an increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19 due to medical conditions.

In a recent update, HCMH reports that all of their appointments for March 17 are now filled. They will continue to provide updates on their next clinic once more doses are allocated by the state.

For additional information go to HumboldtHospital.org under their COVID-19 page.