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COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

Crescent Community Health Center (Crescent) is currently offering the COVID vaccine to patients ages five and older. 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 and booster. 

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

  • 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 5 years 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 age 5 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.