Siouxland District Health Department

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Reportable Disease Hotline

To report diseases immediately, use the Iowa Department of Public Health 24/7 disease reporting telephone hotline: 1-800-362-2736. 

 
Want to know when and how to report certain diseases view IDPH's Disease Reporting Poster.

Disease Tracker

Interested in knowing what illnesses are being reported in Woodbury County? Find out by viewing our Disease Tracker.

Radon

Testing your home for radon is easy and inexpensive. Test kits are available at SDHD for only $7. Learn more about radon and testing your home. 

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Smoke Free Housing

Learn more about owning or renting a smoke free apartment and which Woodbury County apartment complexes are smoke free.

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WIC Appointment?

Please read the Iowa WIC Rights & Responsibilities statement before your scheduled certification appointment(s). Lea la Declaración de derechos y responsabilidades de WIC de Iowa antes de su(s) cita(s) de certificación. 

Iowa WIC Rights & Responsibilities statement (French)

Make sure you are prepared and you bring everything you need. Find out what you should bring with you

Move Your Way

 Move Your Way link: Want to get more physical activity? Build a weekly plan

 

Learn more about our Move Your Way Campaign

IMMUNIZATIONS

Need a copy of your child's immunization record? Click Here. Must have name, date of birth, and a Social Security or Medicaid number.

To schedule an appointment, call 712-279-6119 and ask for the clinic.

Immunization eligibility information for Vaccine for Children's (VFC) program in English and Spanish 

Click here for more information.

All clinics held at SDHD, 1014 Nebraska St.

There is a $15.00 administration fee per child for all non-Iowa Medicaid children receiving vaccinations through our immunization clinics.  We accept cash, check, credit or debit cards for payment at this time. In addition, we are unable to accept children with Hawk-I coverage.  These children should be taken to their physician for immunizations.

  

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information PDF Print E-mail

If you are looking to schedule an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine, you have reached the correct location. Siouxland District Health Department is currently completing Phase 1A that includes healthcare workers.  Any links provided on this page for vaccine clinic registration will include the criteria that must be met to be able to register for an appointment. If you don’t meet the criteria, we cannot offer you the vaccine at that clinic.

We do plan to post additional public clinic offerings, along with who is eligible, later next week. It is our intent to for these clinics to be held the week of February 15th, with registration available prior to that. 

Thank you for your patience as we are working through this. As vaccine becomes more available, we will be able to increase the number of doses that can be offered to the priority groups.  

SDHD Phase 1-A Detailed

 

Healthcare workers eligible for vaccination must meet the following criteria:

Healthcare personnel (HCP) with direct patient contact and thus who are unable to telework, including those who work in inpatient, outpatient, or community settings, who provide services to patients or patient's family members, or who handle infectious materials.

Health care personnel are defined as paid and unpaid persons serving in health care settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials.

 

Vaccines are currently only being offered to individuals within the 1A priority group as shown above.  We are not offering appointments or signing up individuals for Phase 1B or 1C at this time.  We appreciate your patience. 

 


Vaccination Clinic Appointments 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS LINK IS FOR HEALTHCARE WORKERS ONLY. INDIVIDUALS WILL BE REQUIRED TO SHOW PROOF OF EMPLOYMENT WITH A HEALTHCARE FACILITY. PAY CHECK STUB, NAME BADGE, OR COPY OF MEDICAL LICENSE. WE ASK FOR YOUR COOPERATION WITH THIS.   

Thursday, January 28 - Phase 1A Healthcare Worker Clinic Link

  • This is the last first-dose clinic specifically targeting healthcare workers. After this, healthcare workers will be able to sign up for the upcoming community clinics with the dates being announced in the next of couple weeks.

 

Do not use the above link if you are not included in Phase 1A.  

Please register for your appointment using the link provided above.  We are not able to take appointments over the phone at this time.

The primary focus of this clinic is those that see patients.  If you have staff that are not interacting with patients, we’d ask that they wait for clinics that serve populations in lower risks.

This clinic is only for health care workers.  Please do not forward this link to family members or others that are not part of our current priority audience.

All people will need to provide proof of their health care worker status at their appointment.  This may be your work ID, a pay stub, your professional license or other form of proving that you do qualify for this clinic.

If you make an appointment but need to change it, please use the same link to modify your appointment.  We will not be able to adjust appointments over the phone at this time.

If you have health concerns regarding the vaccine or are wondering about vaccination after recent COVID infection, please consult your health care provider.


 

This is the correct location where vaccination clinic appointment links will be available.  We are currently not taking appointments for Phase 1B at this time, and there is NOT a waiting list to get on.  We will provide notifications on our social media accounts, through local media, our healthcare provider community, other means targeted to specific groups, and by updating this website when vaccination clinic appointments are available for Phase 1B.  

Vaccine Phase 1ABC

 IDPH InfoGraphic 1b FINAL

  

1-6-2021 SDHD Press Release - COVID-19 Vaccine Update for Woodbury County

12-14-2020 SDHD Press Release - COVID-19 Vaccine Update

 
 
COVID-19 Vaccine Information
SDHD along with other local and state health departments across the county have begun planning for the receipt and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. Here is what you should know:
 
1.   The safety of COVID-19 vaccines is a top priority. The U.S. vaccine safety system ensures that all vaccines are as safe as possible.
 
2.   There will be a limited supply of vaccine that is expected to increase in the weeks and months to come.  
 
3.   Because supply is expected to be limited at first, the vaccine will be prioritized to certain groups such as health care workers, people 65 years of age or older, people at high risk for severe COVID-19 disease due to underlying conditions, and those who live and work in critical industries where social distancing is difficult. Even though a group may be eligible for vaccine, does not mean that there is currently enough vaccine for everyone in that group who wants it. Vaccine supply is expected to increase substantially in 2021 and eventually be available for everyone who wants it. We appreciate everyone's patience and understanding as we push out vaccine to identified priority groups.
 
4.   Both of the vaccines currently in use require TWO doses for full effectiveness.  The Pfizer vaccine requires 21 days between doses, and the Moderna vaccine requires 28 days between doses. The different vaccine products will NOT be interchangeable - the series of two doses must be completed with the same vaccine product. When you are vaccinated, you will receive a card identifying which vaccine you received, and when you need to receive your next dose.  Full protection is reached about two weeks after receiving the second dose.  
 
5.   COVID-19 vaccines will not give you COVID-19. None of the COVID-19 vaccines currently in development in the United States use the live virus that causes COVID-19. There are several different types of vaccines in development. However, the goal for each of them is to teach our immune systems how to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19. It typically takes a few weeks for the body to build immunity after vaccination. That means it’s possible a person could be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 just before or just after vaccination and get sick. This is because the vaccine has not had enough time to provide protection.
 
6.   COVID-19 vaccines will not cause you to test positive on COVID-19 viral tests. Vaccines currently in clinical trials in the United States won’t cause you to test positive on viral tests, which are used to see if you have a current infection. If your body develops an immune response, which is the goal of vaccination, there is a possibility you may test positive on some antibody tests. Antibody tests indicate you had a previous infection and that you may have some level of protection against the virus. Experts are currently looking at how COVID-19 vaccination may affect antibody testing results.
 
7.   People who have gotten sick with COVID-19 will still benefit from getting vaccinated. Due to the severe health risks associated with COVID-19 and the fact that re-infection with COVID-19 is possible, people may be advised to get a COVID-19 vaccine even if they have been sick with COVID-19 before. At this time, experts do not know how long someone is protected from getting sick again after recovering from COVID-19. The immunity someone gains from having an infection, called natural immunity, varies from person to person. Some early evidence suggests natural immunity may not last very long in some people.  We won’t know how long immunity produced by vaccination lasts until we have a vaccine and more data on how well it works.
 
8.   Getting vaccinated can help prevent people from getting sick with COVID-19. While many people with COVID-19 have only a mild illness, others may get a severe illness or they may even die. There is no way to know how COVID-19 will affect you, even if you are not at increased risk of severe complications. If you get sick, you also may spread the disease to friends, family, and others around you while you are sick. COVID-19 vaccination helps protect you by creating an antibody response without having to experience sickness.
 
9.   It is possible to have both the flu and COVID-19 simultaneously making it more important than ever to get a flu vaccine this season. The flu vaccine will not protect against COVID-19, however flu vaccination has many other important benefits. Flu vaccines have been shown to reduce the risk of flu illness, hospitalization and death. Getting a flu shot will reduce the risk of becoming hospitalized with the flu and help conserve potentially scarce health care resources. The CDC recommends everyone older than 6 months of age receive a yearly flu vaccine. If you are currently having trouble obtaining a flu shot this year please call SDHD at 712-279-6119 and we can assist you.
 
10. SDHD has been and continues to work with the state of Iowa, local health care providers, and other partners to discuss the logistics of disseminating the vaccine. 
 
11. SDHD is currently working on providing informational and additional technical assistance on proper storage and handling of the vaccine with partners who plan to provide vaccines.
 
12. SDHD is currently looking ahead into 2021 and planning for large scale COVID-19 vaccine clinics.  Vaccines will also eventually be available at your local medical office and pharmacy.
 
13. For more information about COVID-19 vaccine, you can visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/faq.html or the Iowa Department of Public Health at https://idph.iowa.gov/Emerging-Health-Issues/Novel-Coronavirus/Vaccine.  
 
 

 
 
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