County vaccination clinics Wednesday and Thursday

Linn County Public Health will host COVID-19 vaccination clinics on Wednesday, April 7, and Thursday, April 8, at the Linn County Fair & Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Road, according to Public Health Director Todd Noble.

The clinics will operate from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

Please, only come five minutes early,” Noble said. “If people come too early it creates lines that are unnecessary. If people show up a few minutes before their appointment, we can get them through the process in very little time.”

Noble said that on Wednesday, there will be 1,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and 1,430 doses of the Moderna vaccine — 800 primary shots and 630 booster shots — for a total of 2,430 doses.

On Thursday, there will be 800 primary doses of the Pfizer vaccine and 2,215 boosters for a total of 3,015 doses.

According to state guidelines, the clinics are now open to people in Group 7, which includes:

Frontline workers as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and their age eligible family members in the same household.

Persons living in a multigenerational household (people with three or more generations)

A person or persons who with live with and care for a relative who is not their own child, such as a grandchild, niece or nephew.

Adults ages 16 to 44 with one or more underlying health conditions.

All other previously eligible groups remain eligible as well.

To register for a vaccination, visit the Linn County Public Health Department website at https://www.linncountyhealth.org.