COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Last updated: February 26, 2021

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

For a limited time, and while vaccine supplies last
Iowans age 65 and older can schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment at select CVS,  HyVee and Walgreens storesThese stores are part of a Federal Retail Pharmacy Program operated by the Federal and State governments.
***Click here 
to schedule an appointment at a participating Walgreens-a Federal Retail Pharmacy Program . Registration guide is here.
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to schedule an appointment at a participating CVS-a Federal Retail Pharmacy Program Partner. Registration guide is here.
***Click here to schedule an appointment at select HyVee locations in Iowa.
***Click here to learn more about the COVID-19 Vaccine and to find participating vaccine providers near you.

The Bremer County Health Department is coordinating the COVID-19 vaccine distribution efforts in Bremer County, Iowa.  The vaccine supply in Bremer County and across Iowa is very limited.  As more vaccines become available from the State of Iowa, more individuals and groups will be offered the vaccine.

Right now, COVID-19 vaccines in Bremer County are available only for: Phase 1A and Phase 1B priority populations. 
***As of February 1, 2021, Phase 1B priority populations in Bremer County eligible to receive the COVID  vaccine include individuals 65 years of age and older AND first responders, PK-12 staff, early childhood education, and childcare workers.

If you are a healthcare worker as defined here, please send an email to the Bremer County Health Department at  Please indicate in the message your first and last name, place of employment, and your phone number.   A Bremer County vaccine partner will reach out to you when vaccines are available.

If you are 65 years and older, you will be able to get the COVID-19 vaccine through your Bremer County based medical providers and pharmacy when they have vaccine available.  Your Bremer County medical clinic or pharmacy will contact you directly when there are vaccines available with instructions on how to schedule an appointment.
***If you are 65 and older and do not have a medical provider or pharmacy, information on how to find a vaccine can be found here.***

Do you know an older Iowa that needs assistance with scheduling a COVID-19 vaccine appointment? Click here for tips on how to help!

1B-Tier 1
If you fall into this tier, please email  In the email please indicate whether you are a Bremer County first responder, PK-12 staff, early childhood education, or childcare worker. Provide your first and last name, and your phone number.  A Bremer County vaccine provider will reach out to you when vaccines are available.

1B Tier 2
COVID-19 vaccination guidelines for Tier 2 are available here
Bremer County does not have an anticipated start date for this tier at this time.

If you have general questions about the vaccine (unrelated to scheduling an appointment), call 211.  Resource specialists are available 24-hours a day to answer basic questions.  Call your health care provider with more specific questions to see if it is safe for you to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.  Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) can be found here.

Iowa's COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard
For information regarding statewide vaccine administration, statewide vaccine provider information, and the vaccines administered dashboard click 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.