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COVID-19 Vaccine Update

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COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Effective immediately, Iowa healthcare providers may administer a single booster dose of Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to anyone 18 years of age and older. In addition, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends that the following groups should receive a boost dose at least six months after completing the primary series:

  • People age 50 and older
  • Residents in long-term care settings that are 18 years of age and older

Persons that may receive a boost dose:

  • Ages 18 years of age and older who received an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine primary series at least six months after the second dose in a primary series.

Anyone aged 18 years of age and older may also receive a Janssen boost dose—or second dose of COVID-19 vaccine as long as there are two months between the initial vaccine and a boost dose.

Boost doses are currently not approved for children under 18 years of age; however, children 5-17 years of age may receive a primary COVID-19 vaccine series. The Harlan Rural Health Clinic (RHC) is offering pediatric vaccine for children 5-11 years of age. The Public Health office and the Harlan RHC are also offering adolescent/adult Pfizer vaccine primary series for those who are 12 years and older.

Please go to the website or call Public Health at 712.755.4423 to schedule an appointment. You can also schedule an appointment through the Harlan Clinic by calling 712.755.4516.