An Iowan was denied access to health care this week at the Iowa Clinic in downtown Des Moines. He told The Iowa Standard he was there for a routine visit but refused to provide the clinic with his COVID-19 vaccination status.
He was given a survey to fill out on his phone. As he went through the questions and provided the information, he was asked whether he has been vaccinated against COVID-19. He stopped at that point.
When he went to the clinic, he wore a mask to comply with their policy. He was told he hadn’t finished his registration due to not answering all of the questions.
He logged back in on his phone and the first question to appear was a question regarding vaccination status. He told the employee he would not answer that question.
He was later told he needed to answer the question or they would not be able to finish the process.
“It’s one of the few places that require masks,” he said. “I wore a mask. It’s BS, but I was even playing that game.”
He refused to tell them whether or not he had been vaccinated against COVID and, because of that, he wasn’t able to proceed with his appointment.