July 23, 2021
Spread the word: 6 DAYS left (through July 29, 2021) to receive an initial COVID-19 vaccination dose and be automatically entered into a drawing to receive a $500 gift card basket. The recipient must be 18+, a Black Hawk County resident, and have a current Black Hawk County address listed in the Iowa Immunization Registry Information System (IRIS). Please see the Black Hawk County Public Health website for complete rules.
Communities across the world have been feeling hope—or at least cautious optimism—that the pandemic could recede to the background. But experts want us to know that there is still a concern that new mutations of the virus could bring it back, and it might be even stronger. A major concern right now is the Delta variant, a highly contagious SARS-CoV-2 virus strain, which is now the dominant strain in the U.S. The most important thing you can do to protect yourself from the Delta Variant is to get fully vaccinated. Whether or not you are vaccinated, it’s also important to follow CDC prevention guidelines that are available for vaccinated and unvaccinated people.
Below are the five points highlighted. Follow this link for the full article from Yale Medicine.
• Delta is more contagious than the other virus strains.
• Unvaccinated people are at risk.
• Delta could lead to 'hyperlocal outbreaks.'
• There is still more to learn about Delta.
• Vaccination is the best protection against Delta.
COVID-19 vaccines are available through walk-in clinics, primary care appointments and retail pharmacies for Iowans age 12+. Visit our vaccine information page for more information. The UnityPoint Health mobile vaccine clinic will provide COVID-19 vaccines for individuals who are homebound or have difficulties accessing vaccine locations. Please call 319-226-2600 to schedule.
Walk-In Vaccine available 9am-4pm, Monday-Friday, 1407 Independence Avenue, 5th Floor, Waterloo
COVID-19 Hotline: 319-292-2360, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday
319-272-1111, scheduling hours vary, please listen to recorded message for updated times
PEOPLES COMMUNITY HEALTH CLINIC
319-874-3000, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday
319-226-2600, 7:30 am – 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday
BLACK HAWK COUNTY PHARMACIES
Most pharmacies in Black Hawk County are now offering the COVID-19 vaccine on a walk-in basis. Visit the Black Hawk County Public Health Vaccination website for links.