More Des Moines pharmacies to offer COVID vaccine

(Des Moines, IA) - More Des Moines area pharmacies will soon be offering a COVID-19 vaccine. Five additional Hy-Vee pharmacies will offer the vaccine. Two additional Medicap pharmacies are on the list now too. Appointments can be made via the pharmacies' websites. Only health care workers and long term care residents can get it currently.

Hy-Vee pharmacies in Ankeny, Des Moines, Pleasant Hill, Urbandale, and West Des Moines will be offering the vaccine. Medicap pharmacies in Ankeny and Altoona will also offer the vaccine.

Vaccination of Phase 1B populations will begin no later than the first of February, and will take several weeks to complete. Residents are reminded the timeline is fluid and can change due to vaccine supply.

Please visit the most current vaccine information.

More than 142-thousand coronavirus vaccines have been given in Iowa. State health officials say nearly 20-thousand doses have been given to local health care workers and long term care residents. Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds will give an update on the state's pandemic response tomorrow (Wednesday).

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