COVID-19 Vaccine

1. Correct information about COVID-19 vaccine is important. We will continue to update this page with new information. 
2. Subscribe to receive local COVID-19 Status Updates by using our NotifyMe tool and selecting "COVID-19 Status Update" under the News Flash category. For questions about COVID-19 vaccine, please call 319-892-6097.
3. Iowa is currently in Phase 1a of vaccine distribution. 

COVID-19 Vaccine Overview

Linn County Public Health is following federal and state recommendations for vaccine rollouts. The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) convened the Infectious Disease Advisory Council (IDAC) for additional guidance to help further prioritize within the priority groups established by the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)As more information about vaccine supply becomes available, we will share additional details about when it will be offered to additional groups. Vaccine is currently not available to the general public.

COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution 

Iowa COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Administered Report

What phase are we in?

Iowa is currently in Phase 1a of vaccine distribution. This includes health care personnel and residents of long-term care facilities. The COVID-19 vaccine supply is expected to increase substantially this year and eventually be available to everyone who wants to receive it. 

COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Phase 1a

Who gets vaccine and when?

Right now there is a limited supply of COVID-19 vaccine. More shipments of vaccine are expected in the following weeks and months, making vaccine available to anyone who wants it. Until then, experts are making recommendations on who should get these first few shipments of vaccine: 

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), with input from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), has recommended the first shipments of vaccine for residents and staff of long-term care facilities and healthcare providers who work at hospitals. 
  • Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), with input from the Infectious Disease Advisory Council (IDAC), will provide more recommendations for who should get vaccine next. This guidance is to help reduce health inequities from geography, poverty and other social determinants.
  • LCPH will follow all state and federal recommendations for COVID-19 vaccine distribution. 

For Employers: COVID-19 Vaccine Registry Form

 If you are an employer and would like to add your business to the COVID-19 vaccine registry, click the photo below.
Business Vaccine Registry Clickable Icon for Website

COVID-19 Vaccine Safety 

The U.S. vaccine safety system ensures that all vaccines are as safe as possible. Safety is a top priority while federal partners work to make COVID-19 vaccines available. Additional safety information is available in the FAQ section above.

Learn more  

Learn More from Trusted Sources 

We expect misinformation, and disinformation, about the vaccine to become increasingly common.

Here is how to spot it and where to go for accurate information on COVID-19 vaccine. 

Think before you share! Inaccurate information spreads widely and at speed, making it more difficult for the public to identify verified facts and advice from trusted sources.  

Misinformation Flowchart