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