Cerro Gordo County is currently vaccinating any Iowan aged 12 years or older. Please see below for information regarding 3rd dose boosters.
Two-dose series primary & secondary dose vaccines currently being administered – Moderna (18+), Pfizer-BioNTech (12+)
One-dose series vaccines currently being administered – Johnson & Johnson (18+ and when available)
Third-dose COVID-19 vaccine booster – Moderna (18+), Pfizer-BioNTech (12+) see information below.
Recently the FDA authorized a 3rd dose COVID-19 vaccine booster for immunocompromised individuals. 3rd dose COVID-19 vaccine boosters are available now at pharmacies, hospitals, clinics, and health departments across Iowa. The 3rd dose COVID-19 vaccine booster only applies to individuals who have completed the two-dose vaccine from either Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech AND fit into an eligible category:
CDC’s independent advisory committee, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted yesterday September 23, 2021 to recommend a booster dose of Pfizer’s mRNA COVID-19 vaccine in certain populations. Individuals may self-attest (i.e. self-report that they are eligible) and receive a booster shot wherever vaccines are offered. Effective immediately, CDC recommends:
Booster doses might be recommended in the future for those who received COVID vaccines manufactured by Moderna or Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), or those who received a different mRNA vaccine for each dose in the primary series, but ACIP did not address these situations. CDC will also evaluate with similar urgency available data in the coming weeks to swiftly make additional recommendations for other populations or people who got the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccines. If you are unsure whether or not you qualify please speak to your medical provider, if you do not have a medical provider please call your local hospital or clinic and schedule an appointment with a medical provider.
In order to be eligible for a 3rd dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, you must have completed your two-dose schedule and it must be 183 days (approximately 6 months) from the date of your second dose. Use the calculator below to determine your eligibility.