COVID-19

Eastern Iowa Health Center is committed to the health and safety of our patients, staff and community during the COVID-19 public health emergency. For more information and resources, visit the EIHC COVID-19 web page.

Masks & Visitors

For the Eastern Iowa Health Center is currently requiring face masks for all regardless of vaccination status.

In addition, no visitors please for appointments. Exceptions may apply to some appointments.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Eastern Iowa Health Center is currently providing the Moderna (2-dose) and J&J/Janssen (1-dose) COVID-19 vaccines

Vaccines are available on a walk-in basis on Tuesday or Thursday morning at our Family Medicine clinic, located at 1201 Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids.

You may also call 319.730.7300 to schedule an appointment for a vaccination.
*You will be scheduled for your second appointment at the time of your first shot for the Moderna vaccine.

Booster Immunizations

At this time, COVID vaccine boosters are ONLY recommended for individuals who are moderately or severely immunocompromised and who have received the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine. We currently provide Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Pfizer vaccine recipients should schedule an appointment with a Pfizer vaccine site.

On Mon., Aug. 23,  EIHC will offer boosters to moderately or severely immunocompromised individuals. It’s recommended you receive your boosters at least 28 days after the second dose of the vaccine. 

A booster vaccine is not recommended at this time for any other individuals.  Booster shots for all Americans will begin the week of Sept. 20 and starting 8 months after an individual’s second dose. 

Transportation Assistance

Linn County LIFTS will provide free next-day rides for residents in need of transportation to scheduled COVID-19 vaccination appointments. Requests for rides must be made at least 24 hours in advance, and can be made up to two weeks in advance.

After a vaccination appointment has been scheduled and confirmed, residents can contact LIFTS at 319.892.5170 or at lifts@linncounty.org between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to request next-day transportation.

Frequently Asked Questions

About Vaccines

Yes. All the vaccines that are being given in the United States have gone through testing and been approved by the FDA for Emergency Use Authorization. This approval means the vaccines are as safe as possible and effective.

Safety is the top priority for any vaccine. Early results from the first COVID-19 vaccines tested in people showed it worked as intended with no serious side effects. New vaccines go through a series of tests during clinical trials. This data is then reviewed to make sure the vaccine is safe and effective. This is the process of all vaccines that come to market and the process to develop COVID-19 vaccines have been no different.

COVID-19 vaccines are being given to patients at no cost. No one can be denied a vaccine due to their ability to pay. Providers may charge an administrative fee to the patient’s insurance; however, there will never be a charge or copay to the patient.

The two COVID-19 vaccines currently available in the United States do not contain eggs, preservatives, or latex. For a list of all ingredients:

Getting Vaccinated

Yes. Due to the severe health risks of COVID-19 and the fact that it is possible to be reinfected with COVID-19, you should be vaccinated even if you’ve had COVID-19.

If you were treated with monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma, you should wait 90 days before getting a COVID-19 vaccine. Talk to your provider if you are unsure what treatments you received or if you have more questions about getting a COVID-19 vaccine.

Yes. It is not yet known how long immunity will last from vaccines. To continue to protect yourself and others, follow these guidelines:
  • Wear a mask over your mouth and nose
  • Stay 6 feet away from others
  • Wash your hands often
  • Stay home when you are sick
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WHAT OUR PATIENTS ARE SAYING

"The providers here are so nice! They take the time to listen and make sure that I understand everything." - Angela

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