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COVID-19

Daniel Pharmacy offering vaccines

Daniel Pharmacy has 500 COVID-19 vaccines available this week to anyone over the age of 18. Go to the link below to schedule an appointment. The link can also be found on the Daniel Pharmacy Facebook page. https://login.nowaitinside.com/#/booking/iGTfze1bQccxDXkkKG4y3WoC

Johnson & Johnson clinic expanded

Webster County Health Department is expanding Friday’s Johnson & Johnson one-dose clinic. Eighty spots have been added after 100 spots were quickly filled Wednesday afternoon. Appointments for Friday’s clinic will open today at 1 p.m. and will be taken online only. Log on to ...

Vaccine clinic is Thursday

Webster County Health Department will host a vaccination clinic on Thursday, from 4-6:30 pm at Crossroads Mall in Fort Dodge. The COVID-19 vaccination clinic is for anyone age 18 or older. Approximately 690 appointment slots are available. All appointment slots will be made available on ...

Daniel Pharmacy secures 400 extra vaccines

Thanks to a federal partnership with Daniel Pharmacy, Webster County will receive another 400 doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine for manufacturing and production workers who are unable to social distance at work. The Webster County Health Department (WCHD) and Daniel Pharmacy ...

WCHD offers another clinic

The Webster County Health Department will offer another COVID-19 vaccine clinic Thursday for both seniors and people under 65 with medical conditions that pose an increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19. WCHD expects to have about 300 doses of the Moderna vaccine available at ...

UnityPoint offers rapid COVID-19 testing

UnityPoint Clinic — Fort Dodge announced Monday new rapid COVID-19 testing offerings at any family medicine clinic within the Fort Dodge region and UnityPoint Clinic Pediatrics. The rapid testing is available to both asymptomatic and symptomatic patients. “We’re excited to offer a ...

‘Turning the corner’

Gov. Kim Reynolds said getting a COVID-19 vaccine, when possible, is the right thing for all Iowans to do. “It’s safe and it’s the right thing to do,” said Reynolds during a visit to the mass clinic at Crossroads Mall in Fort Dodge on Saturday. “We would really encourage them to ...

Additional populations eligible for vaccine

Different segments of Iowa’s population will soon be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. On Monday, Iowa vaccine providers can begin vaccinating additional priority populations, the Iowa Department of Public Healh announced. Individuals 64 years of age and younger with medical ...

More vaccination clinics planned in FD

As Webster County Public Health (WCPH) plans more COVID-19 vaccination clinics this week, some neighboring counties will receive the first shipments of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine, the third one approved for use in the U.S. As Iowa hit a milestone this week with 100,000 vaccination doses ...

COVID-19 vaccine clinic set for Friday

The Webster County Health Department will offer a COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Friday for Webster County residents age 65 and older who are not actively sick or in public health isolation. The clinic will begin at 12:30 p.m. at the Crossroads Mall. All vaccinations will be by appointment ...

COVID-19 vaccine clinic set for Saturday

The Webster County Health Department will offer a COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Saturday for Webster County residents age 65 and older who are not actively sick or in public health isolation. The clinic will begin at 10 a.m. at Crossroads Mall. All vaccinations will be by appointment only. The ...

Public Health now scheduling COVID-19 vaccinations

At 1 p.m. today, the Webster County Health Department will start accepting 700 appointments for those age 65 and older wanting to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Those wishing to schedule must meet the age requirement, not be actively sick and not be in public health isolation. Vaccinations will ...

Webster County Public Health hopes to move to Phase 1B of vaccinations soon

Public health departments may be divided by county lines, but area departments have been working hand-in-hand to support one another. Last week, the Calhoun County Health Department completed its Phase 1A of COVID-19 vaccinations, but still had a few remaining vials. Calhoun County Health ...

Since November, 47 dead from COVID in Webster County

As 2020 came to a close Thursday, Webster County celebrated a new year with at least 64 fewer residents, all lost to COVID-19. The death increases over the last week have kept almost the same pace with the rate of increases through most of November and December. Since Nov. 6 alone, 47 ...

Supervisors finalize county mask mandate

A mask mandate passed in a split vote Tuesday by Webster County Supervisors brought the county in line with a similar mandate passed by the City of Fort Dodge in November. The regulation, first drafted and passed by the Webster County Board of Health Dec. 3, requires masks or face coverings to ...

Webster County COVID-19 deaths up 380% in two months

As the positivity rate continues to slowly drop in December, the death toll for victims of COVID-19 continues to hit new heights in Webster County. In less than two months, the number of people who were killed by the coronavirus nearly quadrupled, from 15 deaths on Oct. 27 to 57 deaths by ...

Supervisors pass county mask mandate

In a follow-up to a mask mandate passed by the Fort Dodge City Council in November, Webster County Supervisors approved the county Board of Health's mask regulation Tuesday, making masks and face coverings in most public places mandatory for the rest of the county. Supervisors passed the ...

Lessons learned on teaching in a pandemic

Editor’s note: This is the second part in a series highlighting the work of Fort Dodge teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a year that has been anything but normal, teachers like Julia Hatcher have strived to provide the same educational opportunities for students — whether ...

WCPH asks for continued vigilance with first vaccine doses

As Webster County Public Health ations the first precious shipments of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, the public is urged not to abandon the precautions while Iowa remains on high alert with recent waves of cases. “While we celebrate the first shipment of vaccine, we are many months ...

141 new cases, 9 deaths since this week

Webster County Public Health (WCPH) reported 141 new cases of COVID-19 in the last week, as nine more people died from the virus in the county. The county’s cumulative case count is now 4,498. With the new cases, WCPH said there were 194 open cases being monitored on Friday. The county has ...