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Get the Latest on the COVID-19 Vaccine

Vaccine appointments are now available to anyone (regardless of patient status) age 12 and above.


Get Answers About the COVID-19 Vaccine

Learn about the safety, effectiveness and distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Read the FAQs

Booster Shots

The CDC is currently recommending a third dose of the vaccine for severely immunocompromised individuals who previously received two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. Talk to your primary care provider about whether a third dose, or "booster" is necessary for you. 

Allergic Reactions to the COVID-19 Vaccine

If you received the vaccine and experienced an immediate (within four hours) allergic reaction to your first dose, you should not receive the second dose, even if your reaction was not severe. An allergic reaction is defined as any hypersensitivity such as urticaria, angioedema, respiratory distress (e.g., wheezing, stridor or anaphylaxis).

For other symptoms such as chest pain and flushing, ask your primary care provider and consider skin testing by an allergist if you plan to receive a second dose.

If you have had an immediate reaction to any prior vaccine or medication, ask your primary care provider whether you should receive the COVID-19 vaccine. 

What You Can Do to Prevent COVID-19

It’s still critical to take precautions to keep yourself healthy and prevent the coronavirus from spreading in Central Iowa communities.


Additional Resources About the COVID-19 Vaccine

We’re constantly updating our response efforts and patient information as we learn more. For the latest updates and guidelines, check these resources from local, state and national experts:

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