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When will I get the COVID-19 vaccine?

When will I get the COVID-19 vaccine?

Considerations for deciding who gets the vaccines, especially when supplies are limited:  Preventing the most disease and death while keeping communities functioning.

Timeframe: It could take several months to vaccinate these first groups

First group: Health care personnel (HCP) and residents of long term care facilities (nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities); HCP with direct patient contact and thus unable to telework, including those who work in inpatient, outpatient, or community settings, who provide services to patients or patient's family members, or who handle infectious materials; and HCP paid and unpaid serving in health care settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials.

Second group: Essential workers. Those who keep communities functioning - examples could include public works (water, electricity), transportation, law enforcement, food and agriculture, fire fighters, teachers, etc.

Third group: Adults with high-risk medical conditions and adults age 65 and up.

Equity considered through the phases.  This means we must pay particular attention to the communities who are most at risk for COVID-19 and have less access to what they need to stay healthy.

Be that person who asks their health care provider or local public health department questions about COVID-19 vaccines so you’re ready to get the vaccine when there’s enough available for you.

When it’s your turn, be ready!

What do I need to do to get my COVID-19 vaccine?

You do not need to contact Johnson County Public Health to be put on a list.  There is currently no individual sign-up process.

Watch the Johnson County website and social media, local news media, and community partners for the latest information on COVID-19 vaccines and when it's your turn to get the vaccine.

Spread the word with local family, friends, coworkers, and neighbors that it will likely be several months before it's you turn.

You can visit the following sites for more information:

CDC frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccination
IDPH COVID-19 vaccine information
Mercy Iowa City COVID-19 vaccine information
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics COVID-19 vaccine information

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