First, check VaccineSpotter

Updated every minute across several pharmacy chains such as Costco, CVS, Health Mart, Hy-Vee, Jewel-Osco, Thrifty White, Walgreens, and Walmart.

Des Moines 50-mile radius

Statewide search radius

Second, check Local Gov and Healthcare Providers

Check these pages daily until you can book an appointment.

Appointments: Polk County

Appointments: Dallas County

Appointments: Boone County

Appointments: Humboldt County Memorial Hospital

Appointments: Greater Regional Health - Creston

Appointments: MercyOne Health - Statewide

List of Vaccine Providers - Statewide

Third, use Twitter

If no appointments are available, follow these Twitter accounts. They tweet out appointments as they come available.

@IAVaccineAlerts (Pharmacies - Statewide)

@UrBot10 (Pharmacies - Ames, Huxley, Boone)

Finally, Stay in the Game

Periodically refresh the websites. Some providers update at midnight or only certain days of the week. Check in the morning or when there's bad weather (people cancel every day).