COVID-19 Vaccine

General Overview 

Vaccine is currently not available to the general public due to a limited supply of vaccine. Supply is expected to increase. However, it could take many months before vaccine is available to everyone who wants it. 

While supply is limited, 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). Further prioritization is needed when there is currently not enough doses of vaccine for an identified group. As more information about vaccine supply becomes available, we will share additional details about when, and who, vaccine will be offered to.

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What Phase Are We In? 

Phase 1a

Iowa is currently in Phase 1a of vaccine distribution. This includes health care personnel and residents of long-term care facilities. 

COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Phase 1a

View Iowa COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Administered Report, HERE

What Groups Will Receive Vaccine Next? 

Phase 1b

Recently released Phase 1b priority populations for Iowa are based on recommendations by IDAC and accepted by the Iowa Department of Public Health. These recommendations vary slightly from CDC's recommended Phase 1b populations. 

Phase 1c

The CDC has recommended priority populations for Phase 1c, however the IDAC has not made a recommendation for Phase 1c priority populations at this time. 

For Employers

COVID-19 Vaccine Registry Form

All Linn County employers who would like to offer vaccine to their employees must complete the form if they have not already. Complete the form by clicking the photo below.  
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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