Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Back in early March, Covid-19 vaccine demand was outpacing supply, with Iowa residents spending hours, sometimes in the middle of the night, on the hunt for a vaccine appointment.  Brian Finley - a University of Iowa ITS Application Developer, used his problem solving skills and knowledge of technology to help alleviate the challenge by creating a Twitter account that can help university staff, and community members more easily find one.  The automated account tweets frequent updates showing where open vaccine appointments can be found around the state. It includes updates for pharmacies such as Hy-Vee, CVS, and Walgreens. To follow the updates and find a vaccine appointment, head on over to the Iowa Vaccine Alert twitter account: @IAVaccineAlerts.  Read more about Brian’s story here.