Due to the number of positive COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations across the country and locally, Linn County has closed most buildings to the public to help reduce community spread of the virus and to help ensure continuity of County services.
In Iowa, individuals 65 years and older became eligible for COVID-19 vaccine on January 26. We ask our community to be patient as we all work to vaccinate as many individuals as possible given the vaccine availability.
Local Vaccine Providers
I Need Help Finding or Scheduling an Appointment
View our "COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments for Adults 65+ in Linn County"infographic, HERE.
Area Agencies on Aging can assist with connecting older adults to vaccine providers and transportation services. Please call (866) 468-7887 for assistance.
Iowans with barriers to scheduling a vaccine appointment or who do not have internet access who are 65 and older, or 64 and younger with an underlying health condition as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) here, can call 211 or (800) 244-7431 and a vaccine navigator will assist them with scheduling a vaccine appointment. Translation services are available.
Frequently check your healthcare provider's website for information and instructions for scheduling appointments. If you do not have a primary care provider, Linn County Public Health can help. You may call (319) 892-6097 for assistance with locating a vaccine provider.
Click the Button Below to Find a Local Vaccine Provider
Beware of Scams
Our local area agency on aging reported a scam in Iowa where someone calls to offer older Iowans the opportunity to buy a ticket to guarantee a space on the waiting list. The FBI has also warned the public to be aware of activities that indicate fraudulent activity. Learn more.