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COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

Crescent Community Health Center (Crescent) was recently invited to participate in the HRSA-supported Health Center COVID-19 Vaccine Program. This will enable Crescent to access more vaccine doses in addition to the allocations we current receive from the Incident Management Team. Our goal is to continue to effectively serve our patients and focus on our high proportions of low income and minority patients. We continue to reach out to our patients that are in the category defined by the state and determine based on our allocations the best scheduling for those patients willing to get the vaccine. The allocation quantities are uncertain at this time, and when we receive additional information we will update our sources.

Below are links to trusted resources with information about the COVID-19 vaccine.

  • To help provide Iowans with the information they need to make decisions about their health, The Iowa Department of Public Health, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, and University of Iowa are partnering to host a series of live, virtual information sessions on COVID-19 vaccination. Experts from the Iowa Department of Public Health and the University of Iowa will speak and answer your questions about vaccine creation, safety and efficacy, as well as getting vaccinated means for you and your loved ones.

  • Vaccine supply is very limited in Iowa and across the nation. While vaccine doses are scarce now, eventually, there will be enough for everyone. In the meantime, you should be aware of all the options available in your community to get vaccinated.

  • Stay up-to-date with valuable coronavirus (COVID-19) data summarized by confirmed cases, geography, testing and treatment, projections, and economic impact.

  • The Dubuque County Board of Health approved the Dubuque County Public Health Incident Management Team’s request to lease vacant space at Kennedy Mall in Dubuque to operate an indoor COVID-19 vaccination point of distribution (POD) for Phase 1B vaccinations.

  • The Iowa Infectious Disease Advisory Council (IDAC) has reviewed the priority population recommendations of Phase 1b identified in the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) guidance issued December 20, 2020. IDAC offers the modifications and recommendations outlined in the attached document to assist vaccine providers in prioritizing Phase 1b populations. Upon activation of Phase 1b IDAC supports the continuation of vaccination efforts for individuals included in Phase 1A.

  • We understand that some people may be concerned about getting vaccinated once a COVID-19 vaccine is available in the United States. While these vaccines are being developed as quickly as possible, routine processes and procedures remain in place to ensure the safety of any vaccine that is authorized or approved for use. Safety is a top priority, and there are many reasons to get vaccinated.

  • Now that there is an authorized and recommended vaccine to prevent COVID-19 in the United States, here are 8 things you need to know about the new COVID-19 Vaccination Program and COVID-19 vaccines.

  • Because the supply of COVID-19 vaccine in the United States is expected to be limited at first, CDC recommends that initial supplies of COVID-19 vaccine be allocated to healthcare personnel and long-term care facility residents.

  • Read through answers from healthcare providers on vaccine FAQs.

  • Within the next month, messenger RNA vaccines—also called mRNA vaccines—are likely to be some of the first COVID-19 vaccines authorized for use in the United States.

  • The U.S. vaccine safety system ensures that all vaccines are as safe as possible. Safety is a top priority while federal partners work to make this and other COVID-19 vaccines available.

  • To understand how COVID-19 vaccines work, it helps to first look at how our bodies fight illness. When germs, such as the virus that causes COVID-19, invade our bodies, they attack and multiply. This invasion, called an infection, is what causes illness. Our immune system uses several tools to fight infection. Blood contains red cells, which carry oxygen to tissues and organs, and white or immune cells, which fight infection.