Genesis Clinic Will Speed Up COVID-19 Protection Efforts
Genesis Health Group will help speed up COVID-19 protection with a mass vaccination clinic to open March 23 for Genesis patients.
As more vaccine becomes available, Genesis will consolidate its Iowa vaccination efforts into the former Dick’s Sporting Goods store at 5250 Elmore Ave., Davenport.
The retail-sized clinic in the new location will allow Genesis to reach more Scott County patients in a shorter period.
The vaccinations will be available by appointment only to eligible Genesis patients who reside in Scott County. Eligible populations are defined and guided by the Iowa State Health Department and can be found on their website.
Patients will be able to schedule their appointments on the MyGenesis Patient Portal. Those who are not on the MyGenesis patient portal can visit www.genesishealth.com/mygenesis to register. Self-scheduling on the portal will begin once Genesis has completed the 65+ population and received vaccine for the expanded 1B population, which is individuals 64 years of age and younger with medical conditions that are or may be at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19.
Available appointments and timing will depend on vaccine supply received by the state.
Walk-in vaccinations will not be available. Appointments will be required.
“We know people are anxious to speed up the process so it is their turn to be vaccinated. Genesis has the same goal. We want to serve more people efficiently and safely by moving to a larger space,’’ said Kurt Andersen, M.D., senior vice president of physician operations and chief medical officer, Genesis Health System. “The vaccines were developed and were available to the public very quickly but we would all like to speed up the vaccination process.’’
The Genesis clinic will have 20 vaccination stations. There will be designated waiting and monitoring areas – there is a 15-minute waiting period required following vaccination -- and a selfie station for the newly vaccinated to share their excitement with a photo.