Everything to know about COVID-19 vaccines in Iowa – KCCI Des Moines

As the Iowa Department of Public Health continues to roll out vaccines, the state released a new COVID-19 vaccination dashboard. The dashboard covers how many doses have been administered, how many were administered to Iowa residents, how many have received the first dose and the second dose, as well as other specifics. Providers are required to update vaccination data administered within 24 hours due to the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Program Provider Agreement. To view Iowa’s coronavirus vaccine website, click here. Where to sign up for the COVID-19 vaccine:Check with your county health department’s website or office for information about COVID-19 vaccines. Boone County: To schedule an appointment, contact 515-433-8299. For more information about getting a vaccination in Dallas County, click here. Dallas County: To sign up for a vaccine appointment, click here. For more information about vaccinations in Dallas County, click here. Jasper County: Residents can get vaccines at the Medicap in Newton or the Newton Clinic. For information about vaccinations in Jasper County, click here. Madison County: Madison County health officials are using social media to update their residents on vaccine information. Click here for more information. Marion County: County health officials are informing residents about vaccine updates on their social media. For more information about vaccines in Marion County, click here. Polk County: To sign up for a vaccine appointment, click here. For more information about vaccinations in Polk County, click here. Story County: Vaccines are being offered through Mary Greeley Medical Center. For information about vaccines in Story County, click here. Warren County: County health officials are updating residents about vaccines through social media. For more information about vaccines in Warren County, click here. About the phases: The state has developed a phased approach to providing vaccines to residents. The following descriptions are provided by the state’s strategic plan. Phase 1A: “Paid and unpaid persons serving in healthcare settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials. Long-term care facility residents and staff.”Phase 1B: “Iowans living in residential care facilities, assisted living program, elder group home and independent living facility residents and people 65 years of age or older. People who play a key role in keeping essential functions of society running and cannot socially distance in the workplace… And adults with high-risk medical conditions who possess risk factors for severe COVID-19 illness.”Some of the illnesses that are covered include cancer, chronic kidney disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, immunocompromised state from solid organ transplant, obesity, serious heart conditions, sickle cell disease and type 2 diabetes mellitus. There are multiple tiers to phase 1B:Tier 1: First responders and school staff for early childhood education and childcare workers. Tier 2: Food, agriculture distribution and manufacturing workers who work or live in congregate settings that do not allow for social distancing. Individuals with disabilities living in home settings and their direct care staff. Staff of and individuals living in congregate settings. Government officials to ensure continuity of government. Inspectors responsible for hospital, long-term care and child safety. Correctional facility staff and individuals incarcerated. Phase 1C: Persons aged 16 to 64 years with medical conditions that increase the risk for severe COVID-19, and essential workers not previously included in Phase 1A or 1B. About the vaccines:Pfizer: The Pfizer vaccine requires two doses administered 21 days apart. There is a four day grace period in which the second dose of the vaccine can be administered. The vaccine must be kept frozen at temperatures between -112 and -77 degrees Fahrenheit. Moderna: The Moderna vaccine requires two doses that are administered 28 days apart. There is a four day grace period when receiving the second dose. The Moderna vaccine must be kept at -13 to 5 degrees Fahrenheit. Post-vaccination resource:The Center for Disease Control and Prevention developed a website to report how individuals feel after they receive the COVID-19 vaccine. V-Safe helps recipients track any side effects they’ve had from the COVID-19 vaccine. For more information, click here.

As the Iowa Department of Public Health continues to roll out vaccines, the state released a new COVID-19 vaccination dashboard.

The dashboard covers how many doses have been administered, how many were administered to Iowa residents, how many have received the first dose and the second dose, as well as other specifics.

Providers are required to update vaccination data administered within 24 hours due to the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Program Provider Agreement.

To view Iowa’s coronavirus vaccine website, click here.

Where to sign up for the COVID-19 vaccine:

Check with your county health department’s website or office for information about COVID-19 vaccines.

Boone County: To schedule an appointment, contact 515-433-8299. For more information about getting a vaccination in Dallas County, click here.

Dallas County: To sign up for a vaccine appointment, click here. For more information about vaccinations in Dallas County, click here.

Jasper County: Residents can get vaccines at the Medicap in Newton or the Newton Clinic. For information about vaccinations in Jasper County, click here.

Madison County: Madison County health officials are using social media to update their residents on vaccine information. Click here for more information.

Marion County: County health officials are informing residents about vaccine updates on their social media. For more information about vaccines in Marion County, click here.

Polk County: To sign up for a vaccine appointment, click here. For more information about vaccinations in Polk County, click here.

Story County: Vaccines are being offered through Mary Greeley Medical Center. For information about vaccines in Story County, click here.

Warren County: County health officials are updating residents about vaccines through social media. For more information about vaccines in Warren County, click here.

About the phases:

The state has developed a phased approach to providing vaccines to residents. The following descriptions are provided by the state’s strategic plan.

Phase 1A: “Paid and unpaid persons serving in healthcare settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials. Long-term care facility residents and staff.”

Phase 1B: “Iowans living in residential care facilities, assisted living program, elder group home and independent living facility residents and people 65 years of age or older. People who play a key role in keeping essential functions of society running and cannot socially distance in the workplace… And adults with high-risk medical conditions who possess risk factors for severe COVID-19 illness.”

Some of the illnesses that are covered include cancer, chronic kidney disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, immunocompromised state from solid organ transplant, obesity, serious heart conditions, sickle cell disease and type 2 diabetes mellitus.

There are multiple tiers to phase 1B:

  • Tier 1: First responders and school staff for early childhood education and childcare workers.
  • Tier 2: Food, agriculture distribution and manufacturing workers who work or live in congregate settings that do not allow for social distancing. Individuals with disabilities living in home settings and their direct care staff.
  • Staff of and individuals living in congregate settings. Government officials to ensure continuity of government.
  • Inspectors responsible for hospital, long-term care and child safety.
  • Correctional facility staff and individuals incarcerated.

Phase 1C: Persons aged 16 to 64 years with medical conditions that increase the risk for severe COVID-19, and essential workers not previously included in Phase 1A or 1B.

About the vaccines:

Pfizer: The Pfizer vaccine requires two doses administered 21 days apart. There is a four day grace period in which the second dose of the vaccine can be administered. The vaccine must be kept frozen at temperatures between -112 and -77 degrees Fahrenheit.

Moderna: The Moderna vaccine requires two doses that are administered 28 days apart. There is a four day grace period when receiving the second dose. The Moderna vaccine must be kept at -13 to 5 degrees Fahrenheit.

Post-vaccination resource:

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention developed a website to report how individuals feel after they receive the COVID-19 vaccine. V-Safe helps recipients track any side effects they’ve had from the COVID-19 vaccine. For more information, click here.