Friday, March 12, 2021
Twitter Account Helping Iowans Stay Alert For Vaccine Appointments
Iowans having a hard time getting a COVID-19 vaccine appointment now have an option to get instant alerts when one becomes available.
Iowa City web developer Brian Finley launched the automated @IAVaccineAlerts Twitter page this week.
It lists new appointments at Iowa Hy-Vee, CVS and Walgreens pharmacies.
Finley said the idea came to him as he and other Iowans with pre-existing conditions became eligible for the vaccine Monday.
He says he saw people across the country using tools to aggregate appointment data and he simply put them to work for Iowa. He says it can help those willing to drive a bit to get a shot as well as anybody with a busy schedule.
Finley suggests setting up alerts so you can be instantly notified to make sure you see when a new appointment becomes available.
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