COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Eastern Iowa Health Center is currently providing the COVID-19 vaccine. See below for more information on eligibility and scheduling.

EIHC Patients

Vaccine appointments are currently open to EIHC patients only ages 18+.
You should have received an email and a text with information on how to schedule.
Please check your email or text messages for a link to schedule online.

If you are not able to schedule an appointment online, you may call 319.730.7300, option 6 to schedule. If no appointments are available you will be placed on a waitlist. We appreciate your patience.

Community Member Ages 65+

We continue to have appointments available for anyone ages 65 and older. You may schedule an appointment online or by calling you may call 319.730.7300option 6 to schedule. If no appointments are available you will be placed on a waitlist. We appreciate your patience.

Vaccine supply is still limited. We ask for your patience as we work to vaccinate as many individuals as possible given the vaccine availability. 

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 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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Provider Advice on COVID-19 Vaccine

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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.

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