This page includes several up-to-date resources regarding vaccine availability and information.
- Community Connection
- Vaccine Eligibility Information
- Additional Resources
Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People (content sourced from the CDC)
Community Connection is a video series that highlights the different people and organizations in our community. Each episode, Mayor Bruce Teague interviews guests about a variety of issues that are important to our residents.
In this episode, Susan Vileta of Johnson County Public Health answers key questions about the vaccine process; who is included in this new priority group, how it will be distributed, and the timeline for vaccinating this phase.
You can watch previous Community Connection episodes on City Channel 4's YouTube page.
Individuals 12 years and older are recommended to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Learn more at the CDC website.
Set up an account at these locations to be alerted when vaccines become available:
- Hy-Vee (How To: At the top right of the page, click "Log in" and "Create an account." Next, create an account in "My Pharmacy.")
- Walgreens (How To: At the top right of the page, click "Account" and "Register.")
- University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics (How To: Click on "Express Interest.")
- Mercy (How To: Fill out Pre-registration Form)
- Iowa Department of Public Health
- Johnson County Public Health
- Mercy Iowa City
- University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
The Senior Center and other City of Iowa City facilities are not vaccination sites. The best place to receive information regarding the COVID-19 vaccine in Johnson County is from Johnson County Public Health (JCPH). Additional resources are available below:
- 211 Hotline is available as the central resource for those with questions.
- AARP: What to Know About the Coronavirus Vaccines
- Banner Health: COVID-19 Vaccines: 6 Vaccine Myths Explained
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
- Iowa Department of Public Health: COVID-19 Vaccine Information
- Johnson County:
- United Way's Why Should I Get A COVID Vaccine? panel discussion event was recorded and the video is available for viewing.
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' We Can Do This Campaign offers resources and information about the importance of getting vaccinated.
- U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA):
VaccineFinder offers a search function to assist with locating where vaccines are available.
Content sourced directly from the CDC
The following recommendations apply to non-healthcare settings.
Fully vaccinated people can:
- Visit with other fully vaccinated people indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing
- Visit with unvaccinated people from a single household who are at low risk for severe COVID-19 disease indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing
- Refrain from quarantine and testing following a known exposure if asymptomatic
- Travel within the United States without COVID-19 testing or post-travel self-quarantine requirements as long as precautions are followed. More information at the CDC website.
For now, fully vaccinated people should continue to:
- Take precautions in public like wearing a well-fitted mask and physical distancing
- Wear masks, practice physical distancing, and adhere to other prevention measures when visiting with unvaccinated people who are at increased risk for severe COVID-19 disease or who have an unvaccinated household member who is at increased risk for severe COVID-19 disease
- Wear masks, maintain physical distance, and practice other prevention measures when visiting with unvaccinated people from multiple households
- Avoid medium- and large-sized in-person gatherings
- Get tested if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms
- Follow guidance issued by individual employers
- Follow CDC and health department travel requirements and recommendations
For more information visit the CDC website.