VACCINE CLINIC SET FOR MARCH 27th & 28th IN FAIRFIELD
(FAIRFIELD, IA) Over 1100 Pfizer vaccines have been allocated for an upcoming COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Fairfield.
Working in conjunction with the Jefferson County Health Center and the Jefferson County Public Health, NuCara Pharmacy in Fairfield is excited to coordinate the largest clinic to date in the county.
"We are happy to be part of the Federal Pharmacy Program and help bring more vaccines to the community. It has been a slow process so far, but we are thrilled to be able to vaccinate so many on March 27th and March 28th,” says Murphye Zane, PharmD, manager of NuCara Pharmacy.
To make the process as seamless as possible, eligible Iowans are asked to make an appointment by visiting https://bit.ly/2NrQDff. The clinic will be taking place at the Jefferson County Health Center. Patients are asked to enter in the McCreery Cancer Center entrance located on the southeast side of the hospital.
Marni Adam, Certified Pharmacy Technician at NuCara, has been recently trained to administer vaccines. Adam says, "We are excited and proud to continue to partner with our community in offering hope for brighter days without fear."
Deb Wood, Certified Pharmacy Technician at NuCara Pharmacy is also ready to help vaccinate her community and says, "Vaccinating in the first days and weeks has taught us a lot, and we are excited to take the next steps in this process of moving forward."
Iowans wondering if they are currently eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine are encouraged to visit https://vaccinate.iowa.gov/eligibility/ to review eligibility requirements. Those individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 90 days or who have received other vaccinations in the last two weeks may not be eligible to receive this vaccine. Recipients must be available for a second does on April 17th or 18th.
Because the vaccine is administered in the upper arm, patients are being asked to please dress accordingly (or consider dressing in layers to allow staff to easily access the upper arm). Although the vaccine is free, patients still need to bring their insurance card with them to the appointment.