Statement from IDPH regarding the Omicron variant here.
Information about the different vaccines available can be found on the CDC website.
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Pharmacies and healthcare providers in Jones County have vaccines available. Please call ahead to confirm availability of the vaccine you need and schedule an appointment if necessary.
September 2, 2022
- CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendations for use of updated COVID-19 boosters from Pfizer-BioNTech for people ages 12 years and older and from Moderna for people ages 18 years and older.
Updated COVID-19 boosters add Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 spike protein components to the current vaccine composition, helping to restore protection that has waned since previous vaccination by targeting variants that are more transmissible and immune-evading.
August 22. 2022
- CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., signed a decision memo that Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine be used as another primary series option for adolescents ages 12 through 17. This recommendation follows FDA’s authorization to authorize the vaccine for this age group under emergency use. Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine, which is available now, is an important tool in the pandemic and provides a more familiar type of COVID-19 vaccine technology for adolescents. Having multiple types of vaccines offers more options and flexibility for the public, jurisdictions, and vaccine providers.
Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine packages harmless proteins of the COVID-19 virus alongside another ingredient called an adjuvant that helps the immune system respond to the virus in the future. Vaccines—like the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine—that use protein subunit technology have been used for more than 30 years in the United States, beginning with the first licensed hepatitis B vaccine. Other protein subunit vaccines used in the United States today include those to protect against influenza and whooping cough (acellular pertussis).
July 20, 2022 - CDC recommends COVID-19 primary series vaccines for everyone ages 6 months and older, and COVID-19 boosters for everyone ages 5 years and older, if eligible.
On June 18, 2022 - CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation to expand COVID-19 vaccination to children younger than 5 years of age. This decision now universally recommends COVID-19 vaccination for everyone 6 months and older, paving the way for nearly 20 million children in this age group to get vaccinated and allowing providers to begin vaccinating with either the Moderna or the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine as soon as possible.
Parents with questions are encouraged to talk to their child’s healthcare provider, school nurse, or local pharmacist to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine and the importance of keeping children up to date with all recommended vaccinations.
Below is a list of resources related to the recommendation:
January 7, 2021 - CDC now recommends an additional dose of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for immunocompromised children aged 5-11. Also recommends booster shots at 5 months instead of 6 for ages 12 & older. To confirm individual eligibility and schedule your vaccine, you can call your medical provider, pharmacist or 2-1-1.
Booster Shot Info
If you have lost your vaccination card, it cannot be replaced but we can issue a copy of your immunization record. Please request a copy of those here
When You've Been Fully Vaccinated: How to Protect Yourself and Others
Slow the Spread
Iowans should continue to practice the mitigation measures that can slow the spread of COVID-19:
- Wear a mask or face covering
- Practice social distancing with those outside your household
- Avoid crowds
- Clean your hands frequently with soap and water
- Stay home when unwell
- Get tested if you have symptoms of COVID-19. Use the CDC COVID-19 Testing Tool to understand your testing options. A test kit can be picked up at our office from 8:30am - 4:00p M-F. You can also request an at-home test kit through the State Hygienic Laboratory.
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