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Concert testing requirements fill up Des Moines-area urgent care sites


Axios Des Moines: Urgent care facilities are becoming inundated by COVID test-seekers as more events in Des Moines are requiring either proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test, local health officials say. Health care providers are already short-staffed and urgent care facilities in particular are meant for people with symptoms, illnesses or medical conditions that require immediate attention. “That’s just not a good use of urgent care,” said Nola Aigner Davis, a spokesperson for the Polk County Health Department. Unvaccinated concertgoers should instead schedule tests through pharmacies like Hy-Vee or Walgreens, Aigner Davis said.

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