Got Questions About the COVID-19 Vaccine? Find the Answers Here.

Haven’t received your COVID-19 vaccine yet? Here’s what you should know:

  • COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. Millions of people in the US have already benefitted from at least one dose of the vaccine. CDC recommends you get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as you can.
  • Once you are fully vaccinated, you can resume normal activities without wearing a mask or social distancing (except when required by law or in compliance with local business and workplace guidance.)
  • COVID-19 vaccines are widely available to everyone ages 12 and older. 
  • The COVID-19 vaccine is 100% FREE. 
  • You do not need health insurance to receive your FREE shot.
  • People ages 12-17 can receive the Pfizer vaccine. If you are 18 or older, you can have the Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccines.
  • Many places offer walk-in vaccines. No appointment needed. Find vaccines close to you here. 
  • You can also make an appointment to get your vaccine at a time that’s right for you — this could be at your doctor’s office, a pharmacy, or even your neighborhood grocery store. (Find providers close to home here.)
  • Getting your shot is quick and easy. Make a plan to get your vaccine while you pick up groceries. Your visit will last about 15 minutes, but the shot only takes seconds!

Get Help Scheduling Your Appointment  

  • People who can’t make an appointment online can call 211 or (800) 244-7431 for help finding and scheduling a vaccine appointment. Translation services are available.
  • Linn County LIFTS offers free rides to confirmed vaccination appointments in Linn County. To request a ride to a vaccination site, County residents with scheduled and confirmed vaccination appointments can contact LIFTS by phone at 319-892-5170 or by e-mail at at least 24-hours in advance. 
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COVID-19 Vaccine Scams & Misinformation

The FBI has warned the public to be aware of scams related to COVID-19 vaccinations. Learn how to identify scams, avoid fraudsters and verify trusted sources of information here.

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🎥 أجاب الخبراء من وزارة الصحة العامة لدى ولاية آيوة على أسئلتكم عن تطوير اللقاحات، الأمان والفعالية، ومعنى اللقاح لكم لأحبائكم. تم عقد جلسة المعلومات عن اللقاح في 24 أبريل، 2021 في الساعة 10 صباحاً.  شاهد الفيديو 24 أبريل 2021. 

🎥 Rassemblez-vous avec des experts du Département de Santé Publique de l’Iowa et de l’Université de l’Iowa pour écouter des informations et des réponses aux questions du public sur le vaccin Covid-19. Pour plus d’informations sur les présentateurs et les sessions, visitez : 

🎥 Expertos del Departamento de Salud Pública de Iowa y de la Universidad de Iowa respondieron a sus interrogantes acerca de la creación de la vacuna, su seguridad y eficacia, y además atendieron preguntas en torno a qué significará la vacunación para usted y sus seres queridos.

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🎥 COVID-19 vaccine discussion with Dr. Scott Nau, Cedar Rapids Physician.  

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🎥 Mkuu wa Kampuni ya United We March Forward amepata dozi yake ya chancho au kingo ya Virusi vya Corona Covid-19. Msikilize akizuunguzia kuhusu uzowefu wake au alichokigunduwa kuhusu chanjo.