MercyOne Dubuque Pharmacy hosts large COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Peosta

MercyOne Dubuque Pharmacy vaccinated more than 2,000 people in a vaccination clinic in Peosta on Friday.
Published: Mar. 5, 2021 at 8:32 PM CST
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PEOSTA, Iowa (KCRG) - MercyOne Dubuque Pharmacy has held other COVID-19 vaccination clinics, like the one at the Peosta Community Center on Friday. But while Friday’s wasn’t the first, organizers say it was the biggest one they have done thus far.

Usually, they would vaccinate around 1,000 people. But on Friday, they vaccinated closer to 2,100.

Kara Nadermann, who worked on organizing the clinic, said they still focusing their efforts on vaccinating people 65 and older. She said a lot of preparation went into opening the clinic up to so many more people.

“We did lots of planning to make sure our workflow was in place and that we were ready to vaccinate that many people,” Nadermann explained. “We had a ton of community members come out and help, so we have a lot of people here volunteering today and a lot of MercyOne staff here to help; it is all hands on deck.”

MercyOne Dubuque staff say they plan on opening up more vaccine clinics. However, these are by appointment only. Staff recommends those interested in getting the vaccine to check for when appointments open up.

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