COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Please check back often as this page will be updated as new information becomes available and as information changes.

If you have general questions about the vaccine, call 211.  Resource specialists are available 24-hours a day to answer basic questions.  Call your health care provider with more specific questions.  Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) can be found here.

Bremer County is currently in vaccine Phase 1A-
H
ealth care personnel and residents of long-term care facilities only
.

Phase 1B-
Iowa Infectious Disease Advisory Council (IDAC) recommendations:

*Persons aged 65 years and over.
OR, the following populations vulnerable to high risk of exposure or severity of illness (listed in order of priority):

1B Tier 1:
*First Responders
*PK-12 staff, early childhood education, childcare workers

1B Tier 2:
*Frontline essential workers in food, agriculture, and manufacturing sectors who live or work in non-social distanced settings
*Individuals with disabilities living in home settings and their direct care staff

1B Tier 3:
*Staff and individuals living in congregate settings not covered by previous Phase or Tier
*Government officials, including staff, engaged in business at the State Capitol

1B Tier 4:
*Inspectors responsible for health, life and safety

1B Tier 5:
*Correctional facility staff and individuals incarcerated

Phase 1B start date: No later than the February 1, 2021.  ***This timeline is subject to change.***

Bremer County locations where you can receive the vaccine: Detailed information will be released in the coming weeks.
Source: https://idph.iowa.gov/Portals/1/userfiles/61/IDAC/IDPH%20APPROVED%20Phase%201b%20Rec.pdf

Phase 1C-
Currently no anticipated start date AND ACIP recommended groups listed below are liable to change based on upcoming Iowa Infectious Disease Advisory Council (IDAC) recommendations: 

All other essential workers: workers in transportation and logistics, water and wastewater, food service, shelter and housing (e.g., construction), finance (e.g., bank tellers), information technology and communications, energy, legal, media, and public safety (e.g., engineers), and public health workers.
AND Persons aged 65-74 years.
AND Persons aged 16-64 years with medical conditions that increase the risk for severe COVID-19.
Source: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/acip-recs/vacc-specific/covid-19/evidence-table-phase-1b-1c.html

Vaccine Finder
Find participating vaccination providers near you here.

Additional COVID-19 Vaccine Information
Additional resources can be found here.

CDC Vaccine Resources
The CDC has a number of COVID-19 vaccine resources available here.

Iowa Infectious Disease Advisory Council (IDAC)
Iowa's Infectious Disease Advisory Council provides recommendations to the IDPH Director and Medical Director in developing COVID-19 vaccine distribution and therapy guidance in Iowa.  For more information regarding IDAC can be found here.