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COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

Crescent Community Health Center (Crescent) is currently offering the COVID vaccine to those ages six months and older. We are also offering the Moderna and Pfizer Bivalent COVID booster doses. Please contact our Medical Clinic at 563.690.2863 to schedule your vaccine and booster appointments.

What is the "bivalent" booster?

  • The updated boosters are called “bivalent” because they protect against both the original virus that causes COVID-19 and the Omicron variant BA.4 and BA.5.
     
  • Previous boosters are called “monovalent” because they were designed to protect against the original virus that causes COVID-19. They also provide some protection against Omicron, but not as much as the updated (bivalent) boosters.
     
  • Two COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers, Pfizer and Moderna, have developed updated (bivalent) COVID-19 boosters.

Who can receive the new bivalent boosters?

  • Teens ages 12-17 years may only get the updated (bivalent) Pfizer-BioNTech booster even if they completed the primary series with a different product.

  • Adults ages 18 years and older may get a different product for their updated (bivalent) booster than they got for their primary series. They can get either the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna updated (bivalent) booster.

When can I receive the booster dose?

  • You are eligible to receive the new bivalent booster dose at least 2 months after the 2nd primary series dose or last booster you have received.

Below are links (the orange text) to trusted resources with information about the COVID vaccine.

  • Boosters are an important part of protecting yourself from getting seriously ill or dying from COVID-19. They are recommended for most people.

  • The CDC announced a new COVID-19 Community Level tool which classifies every county in the U.S. into low, medium, or high. This new classification system better reflects the realities of the virus's effects on communities and the local healthcare system and will help determine what prevention measures are needed to protect yourself and your loved ones, as well as decrease strain on hospitals and health systems.

  • CDC Updates and Shortens Recommended Isolation and Quarantine Period for General Population

  • COVID-19 vaccines are safe, including for children ages six months and older. Millions of people in the United States have received COVID-19 vaccines since they were authorized for emergency use by FDA. COVID-19 vaccines have undergone and will continue to undergo the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history.

  • 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.

  • To make sure that COVID-19 vaccines are safe, CDC expanded and strengthened the country’s ability to monitor vaccine safety. CDC created new ways to gather more information about the safety of COVID-19 vaccines. These web-based platforms give CDC scientists information about the safety of COVID-19 vaccines in real time.

    As a result, vaccine safety experts can monitor and detect issues that may not have been seen during the COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials. If any vaccine safety issues—also called adverse events— are reported, CDC scientists can quickly study them and determine if there is a safety concern with a particular vaccine.

  • The Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines are messenger RNA vaccines also called mRNA vaccines. mRNA vaccines are some of the first COVID-19 vaccines authorized and approved for use in the United States.

  • All Iowans over the age of 6 months are now eligible to receive the vaccine, and there are things you should know so you're prepared to be vaccinated when it's your turn.

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