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College partners with City of Indianola, Hy-Vee for COVID-19 vaccine event – UPDATE


*The Simpson College/Hy-Vee/City of Indianola COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic scheduled for Wednesday, April 7 has moved to an indoor location – Cowles Fieldhouse (701 North C St., see map below) – due to forecasted inclement weather. Individuals receiving the vaccine are asked to enter the fieldhouse on the west side for check-in using the lower, gym-level doors at the bottom of the ramp. Designated parking is available at the Kent Campus parking lot located north of the building. There are also Simpson College parking lots west and north of the fieldhouse within walking distance. Individuals must wear a mask, maintain social distance and arrive as close as possible to their scheduled appointment time.
- Updated April 6, 2021 at 4:15 p.m.

Cowles Fieldhouse Vaccine Clinic map

The City of Indianola, in collaboration with Hy-Vee Pharmacy and Simpson College, announced today that it will hold a COVID-19 vaccine distribution event for eligible Indianola residents Wednesday, April 7.

The walk-up or drive-through clinic goes from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will take place at the west entrance to Memorial Park, located at 602 North G St. in Indianola. There will be 1,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine available. 

The clinic is open to any Indianola resident age 16 and older who registers online, including Simpson College students, faculty and staff. All those who wish to be vaccinated must have an appointment, registered in advance through Hy-Vee

Map of the COVID-19 vaccine clinic sponsored by Simpson College, the City of Indianola and Hy-Vee Pharmacy.
The map above shows the route for the COVID-19 vaccine clinic to be held on Wednesday, April 7. 

“I’m thrilled that the city is a part of this partnership,” Indianola Mayor Pam Pepper said. “It is critical that everyone in Indianola receive a vaccine. I encourage all of our eligible residents to take part in this event.”

Those receiving a vaccination will begin at the west entrance to Memorial Park and continue on W Euclid toward the City Pool parking lot. 

“We are thrilled to be able to take part in this community event and get one step closer to putting the COVID-19 pandemic behind us,” Simpson College President Marsha Kelliher said. “As proud members of the Indianola community, Simpson College is looking forward to helping put on this important event.”

In order to receive the vaccine, individuals will need to complete a consent form and provide a photocopy of the front and back of their insurance card. A copy of a prescription card (Rx Card) should also be provided, if applicable. Those without health insurance must provide a photocopy of their driver’s license.

“I am always so proud of how our community comes together and this clinic is no different,” said Nate Fehl, Indianola Hy-Vee store director. “Hy-Vee, Simpson College and the City of Indianola joined together to help the community have access to the COVID-19 vaccine. I love this community.”

Volunteers are needed to facilitate the event. Those interested can sign up for an available time slot here. Volunteer positions needed include:

  • Traffic marshals — providing direction as guests arrive in the parking lot 
  • Vaccination tent — helping with paperwork and drawing up vaccines – experience preferred 
  • Post-vaccination waiting area — monitoring recipients for adverse reactions – CPR-certified preferred  

A clinic to administer the second dose will take place Thursday, April 29. Information on the second event is forthcoming.

Media Contact
Cathy Cole, Simpson College vice president for marketing and strategic communication
Direct: 515-961-1595
Email: cathy.cole@simpson.edu