Downloads & Resources
All currently approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective and reduce your risk of severe illness. CDC does not recommend one vaccine over another.
Visit the CDC's "Answers to Tough Questions" page on children and vaccinations for messaging guidance that helps answer questions such as: “Why should children get the COVID-19 vaccine?” and “Will children experience any side effects from the vaccine? I’ve heard about myocarditis.”
The Black Hawk County Health Department provides COVID-19 guidance for childcare providers. Updated 08-17-21.
Black Hawk County Health Department provides updated COVID-19 guidance for families who have children in childcare settings. Updated 8-17-21.
The intent of this document is to provide guidelines for how to prevent and contain the spread of COVID-19 during events and large gatherings. This document is meant to supplement guidance developed by the Iowa Department of Public Health, Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) and other professional agencies. The guidance applies primarily to unvaccinated individuals, and the Black Hawk County Health Department encourages all residents age 12 and older to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Please visit the full CDC Guidance ( for more information.
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