On March 17 and 18, EPI held part one of two vaccination clinics for persons served wanting to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
A BIG thank you to UnityPoint Health (UPH) for partnering with us to provide these vaccination clinics. An extra special thank you to the UPH nursing staff administrating the vaccinations to persons served for accommodating to meet everyone's needs.
The hard work paid off! Once the Governor signaled the state was ready to move to Phase 1B, Tier 2 - where persons with disabilities living in congregate settings are identified - we were ready!
Thanks to UnityPoint Health, vaccines were quickly allocated for persons served. EPI staff worked tirelessly to turnaround and offer a vaccination clinic for persons served at the Deery Center.
We can expect another clinic in similar style to become available for the second dose. Persons served should have already scheduled their second shot at the time of receiving their first.
FAQs (click here to read more
If I get a COVID-19 vaccine, do I still need to wear a mask and social distance?
Yes, all of EPI's current procedures remain. Not enough information is currently available to say if or when CDC will stop recommending that people wear masks
and avoid close contact with others
to help prevent the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. Read more from the CDC