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COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

Crescent Community Health Center (Crescent) is partnering with state and county health departments on allocation and distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. Some members of the Crescent team have begun receiving the vaccine. Our directive from the County Incident Command Team regarding our initial allocation is being followed precisely. We do not know when our general distribution supply of vaccines will arrive for the next phase. Therefore, we do not know exactly when the vaccine will be widely distributed to patients. We will keep updating this site with any current information. Until the anticipated distribution, please continue wearing your mask, social-distancing, washing your hands and stay home if you are unwell.

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

  • 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.