Share the hope: Promote COVID-19 vaccination

We’ve hit a welcome milestone: More than one million adult Iowans have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Now it’s time to get to full vaccination.

If you know people who are hesitant to get vaccinated, you can help us spread the word.

We have videos ready for you to share on social media to let people know how safe and effective the vaccines are. It’s an easy way to remind everyone about the hope that this historic medicine offers our families, our communities, and our world.

Thank you for all you’re doing to help put an end to COVID-19.

COVID-19 Vaccine Basics

You’ve heard about mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, like the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. If you’re still not quite sure about them, learn more about what they are and why they’re safe from infectious disease specialist and vaccine expert Pat Winokur, MD, in our newest Vaxx Facts video.

The first dose of the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine gets your immune system ready to protect you from the virus. Learn why it’s so important to get the second dose in our first Vaxx Facts video with infectious disease specialist Pat Winokur, MD.

If you become eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine, don’t wait until a specific brand of vaccine is available to you. Don’t throw away your shot! More about this from infectious disease specialist Dan Diekema, MD.

Watch the replay of University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics Infectious Disease Specialist Melanie Wellington, MD, PhD, answering questions about COVID-19 vaccinations for teens and continued mask safety.

Safety and Effectiveness

COVID-19 vaccines and side effects: check out what our Chief Pharmacy Officer Mike Brownlee wants you to know about potential side effects and what they mean.

You can get the COVID-19 vaccine even if you’re breastfeeding. Take it from our expert, Miriam Murray, MD, an obstetrician gynecologist who received one of the vaccines while breastfeeding.

Will the COVID-19 vaccine affect your ability to get pregnant? Infectious disease specialist and vaccine expert Pat Winokur, MD, shares what we know in our latest Vaxx Facts video.

The COVID-19 vaccines are safe. How do we know? No safety steps were skipped in the development of these vaccines. Hear more about this from some of our health care experts.

Personal Testimonials

Hear more from front line health care worker Michael Osnard, MD, on the importance of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

Getting the COVID-19 vaccine is safe and the right thing to do. Hear from some of our employees on why getting the vaccine is the best way to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your community.

“I believe in science and you should too.” Fewer Black Americans are choosing to get the COVID-19 vaccine than white Americans. This hesitancy is understandable, but clinical psychologist Joyce Goins-Fernandez, PhD, has some encouragement for those who have yet to receive their vaccine.

UI Health Care interpreter Adrián Silva has seen firsthand the pain COVID-19 can cause. That’s why he received his COVID-19 vaccine. He wants you to get your vaccine, too.