Kirkwood Community College is currently holding a free COVID-19 vaccination clinic and is expanding access to walk-ins from the general public who would like to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, according to a press release. Beginning at 1 p.m. today, Thursday, April 22, any member of the general public can come to the clinic and receive a vaccine while supplies last. Those receiving shots must be at least 16 years old and have a valid form of ID. Individuals must commit to taking both doses and will sign up for a second appointment when registering.

The clinic was previously limited to Kirkwood students, faculty and staff by appointment only. Those members of the Kirkwood community who already have appointments are asked to show up at their scheduled appointment time.

What: Kirkwood Vaccination Walk-in Clinic

First dose dates: Thursday, April 22, from 1 – 4 p.m.; 5 – 8 p.m. Friday, April 23, from 8 a.m. – noon; 1 – 4 p.m.

Second dose dates: Wednesday, May 12, from 1 – 4 p.m. Thursday, May 13, from 8 a.m. – noon; 1 – 4 p.m.; 5 – 8 p.m. Friday, May 14, from 8 a.m. – noon; 1 – 4 p.m.

Where: Michael J Gould Recreation Center (campus map), Kirkwood Community College Main Campus, Cedar Rapids.

Who: All members of the general public (age 16+) while supplies last.

Registration: No appointment necessary. Valid ID required.

Clinic partners Linn County Public Health and MercyCare Community Physicians will be on hand to assist with the event.

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 two-dose vaccination has been shown to be safe and 95 percent effective in preventing infection from the virus. More information can be found on this FAQ. Any further questions can be directed to the Kirkwood COVID Hotline at 319-784-1650 between the hours of 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday.

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