COVID-19 Vaccine Information Print

 

Phase 1B All Tiers

Vaccination Clinic Appointments

March 8, 2021 - Tyson Events Center   

The online and phone bank appointments for the vaccination clinic on March 8 have been FILLED.  

If you have health questions or concerns regarding the vaccine or are wondering about vaccination after recent COVID infection, please consult your health care provider.  Allow at least 14 days between receiving any other vaccination before receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.


This will likely be the last large, public clinic targeted specifically to Phase 1B in Woodbury County, although we expect to continue some smaller clinics with more focused groups in the 1B priority areas.  As we are beginning to see increased availability of vaccines, we expect to soon be moving into Phase 1C, which will include individuals age 16 to 64 with medical conditions that are or may be at an increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19.  SDHD is also working closely with our local medical providers and pharmacies in order to increase the availability of vaccination locations to more broadly distribute vaccine to the larger Phase 1C group.  

The amount of vaccine that we have is not enough to vaccinate everyone that is eligible immediately.  We appreciate everyone’s patience as we work through this process with the vaccine that we are allocated.  There is not a waiting list being created at this time for future appointments, so we ask that people not call and ask to be placed on a list. Please rest assured that anyone in the eligible groups that wishes to receive vaccine will have the opportunity to receive it in the coming weeks.

View the full March 8th Vaccination Clinic Press Release


Have an appointment already for the clinic at the Tyson Event Center? Details about attending vaccination clinics at the Tyson Event Center, including parking, a map of the area, when to arrive, what to bring, and information for those needing assistance can be found at this link

Need to cancel or reschedule your COVID-19 vaccine?  Did you know you can do that on-line?  Simply click on the link provided in your appointment confirmation email. Please remember that clinic dates and times are limited.  If you are registered for a vaccine appointment and no longer need the appointment because you can't make it or have received the vaccine somewhere else, please go online and cancel your appointment so that it can be made available to someone else.   


If there are no clinic registration links listed above, that means we are not taking appointments at this time.

You can prepare for registering for an appointment by gathering all of the information that you will need in advance.  Find a list of what you will need on our Preparation for Scheduling Your SDHD COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Appointment Infosheet. Note that providing insurance information is no longer needed to schedule an appointment. 

If you have health concerns regarding the vaccine or are wondering about vaccination after recent COVID infection, please consult your health care provider.  Allow at least 14 days between receiving any other vaccination before receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.  


 

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 and Tier 1 of Phase 1B that includes only the groups shown in the graphic above.  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 eligibility criteria, we cannot offer you the vaccine at that clinic. ID will be required at the appointment that shows proof of eligiblilty.  

While all of the individuals listed above are currently eligible for COVID-19 vaccination, this includes over 20,000 residents in Woodbury County, and the amount of vaccine that we are allocated by the state is not enough to vaccinate everyone in this group immediately.  We anticipate that appointments will fill up quickly, and we appreciate everyone’s patience as we work through this process with the vaccine that we have available.  We receive additional vaccine each week, and more appointments will be made opened up for these clinics as more vaccine becomes available.  

 

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

 

This is the correct location where vaccination clinic appointment links will be available.  Those meeting the eligibility requirements shown for any clinics listed may register for an appointment through the links provided.  If there are no links to clinic appointments, that means we are not taking appointments 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.   

 

 IDPH InfoGraphic 1b FINAL

                  Click on the graphic for a larger view.

 

2-1-2021 SDHD Press Release - Woodbury County Enters Phase 1B of COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

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. 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.