In Sioux County, the Local Public Health Agency, Community Health Partners, continues to work collaboratively with the four Area Health Systems, Promise Community Health Center and Sioux County Emergency Management to distribute and administer COVID-19 vaccine.
On Wednesday, March 31, Community Health Partners received notice that Sioux County will be one of the first counties in Iowa to receive an allocation of Johnson and Johnson vaccine for colleges and universities. Sioux County will be allocated 1200 doses of Johnson and Johnson vaccine to be administered to staff and students at Dordt University, Northwestern College and Northwest Iowa Community College.
The Sioux County Emergency Preparedness Coalition met on March, March 31 to develop plans for the three campuses. Orange City Area Health System plans to administer the Johnson and Johnson vaccine to staff and students at Northwest Iowa Community College and Northwestern College the week of April 5. Sioux Center Health will administer the Johnson and Johnson vaccine to staff and students at Dordt University the same week.
“This is an exciting time for Sioux County as Dordt, Northwestern and NCC approach graduation and their students will return to their home communities. All of our higher education institutions have worked diligently to keep their staff and students safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. The vaccine provides one more opportunity to protect those staff and students,” says Kim Westerholm, Director of Community Health Services.
As of April 5 all adults in Iowa will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
You can sign up for the vaccine at your local health system or at Hy-Vee using the links listed on http://www.siouxcovid.org/.
If you need help signing up please call your local health system or Community Health Partners.