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.
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.
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.
Hear more from front line health care worker Michael Osnard, MD, on the importance of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
“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 Stead Family Children’s Hospital Pediatricians Recommend the COVID-19 Vaccine
Walk-in COVID-19 Vaccinations Available
If walking in isn’t a convenient option for you, you can also schedule your vaccination in advance at UI Health Care–Iowa River Landing.