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COVID-19

Make the Choice to Get Vaccinated to Help Protect You, Your Family, and Your Community!

Current Vaccine Clinics

Booster shots: Effective 11-19-21, all individuals age 18 or older are eligible to receive a booster dose and the CDC strongly recommends anyone age 50 or older to get their booster. Individuals who received a Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine are eligible for a booster shot 6 months after their 2nd shot. Individuals who received the J&J vaccine should receive a booster dose at least 2 months after their initial shot. Booster doses can be a different brand than your original series.

Child vaccines: The CDC has now approved the pediatric Pfizer vaccine for children age 5-11. We will have these vaccines at the clinics below, along with some Pfizer for age 12-18. We are also working on scheduling after-school clinics at the schools. We will post schedule updates here and on Facebook.

Find all vaccine providers at vaccines.gov.

Click on the links below to sign up for an appointment at one of our vaccine clinics. We will not accept walk-ins at our office at this time. More clinics will be added as we get them scheduled.

Before Getting Your Vaccine:

  • You will need to fill out a consent form. Click here to download the ADULT vaccine consent form. Español  Click here to download the CHILD vaccine consent form (age 5-18).
  • Learn about the different vaccines from the CDC here.
  • Click here to learn more about possible common side effects. You will receive a print-out of this when you receive your vaccine. Español
  • Need transportation? Call SEIBUS at 866-753-5107 to schedule a FREE ride (advance notice required) Monday – Friday 9am-3pm. SEIBUS is handicap accessible.
  • If you or someone you know is homebound, call us at 319-385-0779 and we will set up an appointment to come to your house.

Vaccinations for Youth

CDC recommends everyone 5 years and older should get a COVID-19 vaccination to help protect against COVID-19. What you need to know about vaccines for kids.

  • Although fewer children have been infected with COVID-19 compared to adults, children can:
    • Be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19
    • Get sick from COVID-19
    • Spread COVID-19 to others
  • Children between the ages of 2 and 12 should wear a mask in public spaces and around people they don’t live with.

Click here to read more about how the FDA studies and approves vaccines for children.

What Changes When You’ve Become Fully Vaccinated?

If you are fully vaccinated (click here for details), you can resume activities that you did before the pandemic. To reduce the risk of being infected with the Delta variant and possibly spreading it to others, wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.

You should still watch out for symptoms of COVID-19, especially if you’ve been around someone who is sick. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you should get tested and stay home and away from others. If your test is positive, isolate at home for 10 days.

What To Do If You Are Sick or Were Exposed?

Common symptoms of COVID-19 may include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; fever or chills; muscle or body aches; vomiting or diarrhea; or new loss of taste or smell. Most people have mild illness and are able to recover at home. If you are sick:

Prevent Getting Exposed to the Virus

The best way to prevent getting the virus is to not be exposed to it in the first place. COVID-19 spreads when an infected person breathes out droplets and very small particles that contain the virus. These droplets and particles can be breathed in by other people or land on their eyes, noses, or mouth. In some circumstances, they may contaminate surfaces they touch. People who are closer than 6 feet from the infected person are most likely to get infected.

  • Get a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the
    trash and wash your hands.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • If you are not fully vaccinated and aged 2 or older, you should wear a mask over your nose and mouth in indoor public places.
  • Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arm lengths) from other people.
  • Do not touch your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Be alert for symptoms. Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

Hotlines

COVID Recovery Iowa – 844-775-9276

Connect with a peer counselor or request to get in touch with a COVID Recovery Iowa counselor. Visit website for information on group activities, support groups and other resources.

Iowa Concern Hotline – 800-447-1985 (call or text)

24/7 hotline to connect with emotional support, discuss financial concerns, and learn about your legal rights. Visit website.

Your Life Iowa – 855-581-8111 or text 855-895-8398

24/7 crisis hotline for help with alcohol, drugs, gambling, suicidal thoughts, and mental health concerns. Visit website.

Iowa COVID-19 Legal Hotline – 800-332-0419

Monday – Friday 9am-4pm; legal advice hotline for COVID-19 – related legal issues. Visit website.

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Call 211 for help finding resources. Visit website

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