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.
As of Jan. 10, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends booster shots at five months after the completion of the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine for those 18 years of age and older.
Please Note: Children 12-17 that received a Pfizer primary series should also get a booster in 5 months after completion of their primary series. EIHC does not carry this vaccine. Visit vaccinate.gov for area locations.
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.
The two COVID-19 vaccines currently available in the United States do not contain eggs, preservatives, or latex. For a list of all ingredients:
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.
What should patients do until the vaccine is more readily available?
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