FT. MADISON (WGEM) -- The Lee County Health Department announced Wednesday that it canceled its Johnson and Johnson drive-thru vaccine clinic for Saturday due to the recent pause by the CDC and FDA.
A new clinic has been scheduled for Saturday, April 24 from 8 a.m. to Noon at Lee County Health Department at #3 John Bennett Drive in Fort Madison.
Health officials stated the Moderna vaccine will be the only vaccine offered at this clinic. A second dose clinic for those who receive their first dose on April 24 will be set for May 22 at the same time and location.
“When we received notice of the need to pause use of Johnson and Johnson vaccine, our department immediately went to work on rescheduling employer-based clinics and our large Saturday clinic planned for this week” states Michele Ross, LCHD Administrator. “In collaboration with Iowa Department of Public Health we were able to secure additional doses of the Moderna vaccine to be delivered by the first of next week. This has allowed us to move our Saturday clinic to the 24th. Our LCHD team and volunteers have been very dedicated at making sure people have an opportunity to be vaccinated and has planned the Saturday clinic to increase access to those who have difficulty attending clinics during the weekday.”
Officials stated for the April 24 clinic, no appointments will be necessary.
Officials added to help keep clinic flow moving, paperwork that will be given out at the clinic can be found on the LCHD website.