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UnityPoint vaccinates almost 3,000 Iowans over the weekend – KCCI Des Moines

UnityPoint plans to vaccinate 3,000 people this weekend in their clinics across the metro — as they continue to work through Phase 1B of the rollout.Right now, UnityPoint is reserving their vaccine allocation mostly for their 43,000 clients that meet the age requirement of 65 years old — since they’re the ones most likely to suffer the worst symptoms if they were to catch the virus. At their location on University Avenue on Des Moines’ east side, they plan to give 640 shots this weekend, and 3,000 across all their metro clinics.”I was eager to get it done, I want to get it done and get my second one, and hopefully get on with my life,” Ona Lovell said just minutes after receiving her first dose. Lovell says she’s barely left her house at all over the last year out of fear of the pandemic — and couldn’t wait for the shot.”I feel fine, it was actually easier than getting the flu shot,” she said.UnityPoint is also working with eight school districts, 17 child care facilities and first responders in five Polk County cities to get their phase 1B employees vaccinated.

UnityPoint plans to vaccinate 3,000 people this weekend in their clinics across the metro — as they continue to work through Phase 1B of the rollout.

Right now, UnityPoint is reserving their vaccine allocation mostly for their 43,000 clients that meet the age requirement of 65 years old — since they’re the ones most likely to suffer the worst symptoms if they were to catch the virus.

At their location on University Avenue on Des Moines’ east side, they plan to give 640 shots this weekend, and 3,000 across all their metro clinics.

“I was eager to get it done, I want to get it done and get my second one, and hopefully get on with my life,” Ona Lovell said just minutes after receiving her first dose.

Lovell says she’s barely left her house at all over the last year out of fear of the pandemic — and couldn’t wait for the shot.

“I feel fine, it was actually easier than getting the flu shot,” she said.

UnityPoint is also working with eight school districts, 17 child care facilities and first responders in five Polk County cities to get their phase 1B employees vaccinated.

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