COVID-19 Vaccine

General Overview 

Vaccine supply is extremely limited. We ask our community to be patient as we all work to vaccinate as many individuals as possible given the vaccine availability. 

  • While supply is limited, Linn County Public Health is following federal and state recommendations for vaccine rollouts. 
  • On January 11, Iowa issued a vaccine shortage order - which included prioritizing Iowans age 75 and older - and other Iowans who are vulnerable to exposure to COVID-19 or high-risk for illness as the result of a COVID-19 infection. These 1B populations are eligible to begin to receive vaccine by February 1, 2021. 
  • On January 21, Governor Kim Reynolds announced that Iowans age 65 years and over will also be included in phase 1B to further expand eligibility of older adults. 
  • View, print, and share our "Linn County COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution for Phase 1B" Infographic, HERE.
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Vaccine Distribution

Currently, demand for vaccine far exceeds the supply. Vaccine is currently not available to the general public due to a limited supply of vaccine. Supply is expected to increase. However, it will take months before vaccine is available to everyone who wants it. If you are eligible for vaccine during Tier 1 of Phase 1B, select your population from the options below to see the specifics on when and where you will receive vaccine. 

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CURRENT: Phase 1B Tier 1

  • Vaccine remains in short supply. This means not everyone in Phase 1B will be able to get vaccine right away. To help balance vaccine supply with the Phase 1B demands, IDPH has implemented a tiered prioritization, outlined below. Learn more.  
  • Linn County is now vaccinating Phase 1B Tier 1. Populations in Tier 1 include individuals 65+, first responders (e.g., police officers, firefighters, child welfare social workers), PK-12 school staff, early childhood education, and childcare workers
  • Linn county is sub-prioritizing these populations within Tier 1, in the order previously listed, due to the limited vaccine supply. The individuals in these populations may receive vaccine when their sub-prioritized group is eligible during Phase 1B, and in future phases of vaccine rollout. 
  • We will continue to ensure Phase 1A long term care residents and healthcare workers that have not received their vaccine will continue to be a priority for vaccination.

Iowa COVID-19 Phase 1B Summary

All Eligible Populations

NEXT: Phase 1B, Tiers 2-5

LATER: Phase 1C

The CDC has recommended priority populations for Phase 1C, however the state has not made a recommendation for Phase 1C priority populations at this time. 

View Iowa COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Administered Report, HERE.

For Employers

COVID-19 Vaccine Registry Form

All Linn County employers who would like to offer vaccine to their employees must complete the form if they have not already. Complete the form by clicking the photo below.  
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COVID-19 Vaccine Safety 

The U.S. vaccine safety system ensures that all vaccines are as safe as possible. Safety is a top priority while federal partners work to make COVID-19 vaccines available. Additional safety information is available in the FAQ section above.

Learn more  

Learn More from Trusted Sources 

We expect misinformation, and disinformation, about the vaccine to become increasingly common.

Here is how to spot it and where to go for accurate information on COVID-19 vaccine. 

Think before you share! Inaccurate information spreads widely and at speed, making it more difficult for the public to identify verified facts and advice from trusted sources.  

Misinformation Flowchart