The goals of this program are to prevent and contain infectious diseases through outbreak investigations, reportable disease follow-up and immunization promotion. Program webpages include disease fact sheets, information for all ages on vaccination, daycare resources, health care provider resources and disease prevention in schools. Bioterrorism topics are also listed on these program pages.
Top Disease Information
Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
Teen disease resource center
- Fact Sheets
STD Fact Sheets
- STD Testing & Treatment
First, contact your primary care provider's office to determine whether you may be tested there. If you prefer visiting a testing center other than your primary care provider, there may be several locations in your area.
Click here for a listing of Iowa STD testing and treatment sites.
- Vaccinations & School
High school is a great time to make sure you have all of the vaccinations needed for college. Additional vaccines to include if you have not already had them are:
- Hepatitis B
- Meningococcal Vaccine (meningitis)
- MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
Contact your physician or review your immunization record to determine whether or not you are up-to-date on your immunizations.
- Study Abroad Vaccinations
There are two clinics that provide vaccinations for international travel in Iowa City:
UIHC Travel Medicine Service - (319) 356-1616
UI Student Health - General Phone: (319) 335-8370
Appointments: (319) 335-8394
Nurseline: (319) 335-9704 (for health information, advice and assistance)
For general questions about disease associated with international travel, contact:
CDC International Travelers Hotline (404) 332-4559
Johnson County Public Health (319) 356-6040t
- Social Issues
- Other Information
Diet & Exercise
What is MONO?
Am I at risk for getting SARS?
UI Student Health
Iowa Department of Public Health
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Medline PLUS: Teen Health
A resource for Johnson County health care providers
- Communicable Disease Reporting
List of Required Reportable Diseases and Where to Report Them
City and County Maps
Iowa Administrative Code: Disease Reporting and Quarantine
Disease Fact Sheets A-Z
- Animal Bite Reporting
Certificate of Immunization Iowa Immunization Law and You
CDC Vaccination Schedule - Children
CDC Vaccination Schedule - Adults
- Bio-Emergency Response Plan
Johnson County Public Health (JCPH) is in the process of creating a bio-emergency response plan. The primary goals of the plan are to provide post-event prophylaxis to all Johnson County citizens within 48 hours of a bio-emergency, and to respond to acts of bioterrorism where mass vaccination or prophylaxis is required to prevent a widespread outbreak. Should an event occur, Johnson County Public Health would be in need of medical and non-medical personnel to assist in operating mass vaccination or prophylaxis clinics throughout the county. Full implementation of the plan will require approximately 2,500 volunteers.
Call for Volunteers
We are looking for registered nurses and license practical nurses willing to be part of our response effort. Volunteering for the response plan will not require extensive training or preparation. There will be exercises to practice implementing the response plan, and we will inform you of these opportunities as they arise. In the event of a bio-emergency, a volunteer’s commitment would most likely involve working one 8-hour shift per day for two consecutive days at one of 7 clinic sites located in various public buildings county-wide. The role of every volunteer will differ, but we will attempt to assign everyone a duty related to his or her occupation.
At this time, we are requesting that you express your interest in volunteering by contacting Johnson County Public Health at 319-356-6040.
Iowa immunization certificates and Iowa immunization law
- Iowa Immunization Certificates
Certificate of Immunization
Certificate of Immunization Exemption
Master Index Card
Prevnar Lapse Schedule
- Iowa Immunization Law
Iowa Immunization Administrative Code
A Guide to Iowa’s Immunization Law
Disease fact sheets
- Bats In Your Home
- Health Practitioner Information
Rabies Exposure Management for Bat-related Incidents
Animal Bite Report Form
Iowa Department of Public Health (Center for Acute Disease Epidemiology)
Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH)
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
Iowa Public Health Information