Siouxland District Health Department aims to fill 2,100 vaccine appointments this week

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SIOUX CITY (KTIV) — As more events are being hosted by the Tyson Events Center, health officials decided to move over to the expo center to continue to vaccinate large groups of people. 2100 appointments were available on Tuesday and Thursday.

“We can vaccinate as young as 16 so we’re really not concerned about priority groups and ages and where you work and things like that,” said Siouxland District Health Department Deputy Director Tyler Brock.

Health officials will be right inside the Expo Center to guide recipients through the process. All three vaccines will be available, but those ages 16 and 17 can only receive Pfizer.

“We cannot give the vaccine to anyone under 16. So we’re going to be looking for birth dates and things like that, that’s just a vaccine licensure thing that we have to make sure that we’re vaccinating people that are old enough,” said Brock.

Monday afternoon, the health department stopped registration for Tuesday’s clinic to prepare for the large group already registered. But Thursday’s clinic is still taking appointments and health officials say there are a lot of slots available.

“The time is now for us to be able to make this available to everybody regardless of age and risk factors and things like. We’re excited to open it up to really everybody,” said Brock.

Brock says they will only have as many doses available as there are appointments booked. He said that’s why registering ahead of time is so important and he encourages everyone who wants to get the vaccine, to sign up for this Thursday.

You can sign up online, at SiouxlandDistrictHealth.org, or by calling (712) 234-3922.

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