Immunizations and Vaccines

Immunization Records & Recommendations

Black Hawk County Public Health is enrolled in the Iowa Immunization Registry System (IRIS), which is a secure statewide database of immunization records. The IDPH and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publish Immunization Recommendations by Age.

Childhood Immunizations

Black Hawk County Public Health’s Immunization Program assures there are vaccinations available for children and adolescents in the program. The Public Health department is responsible for updating vaccine information as it becomes available, and contracts with the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide vaccines through their Vaccine For Children Program. Black Hawk County works to address barriers, educate providers on vaccinations, and provides vaccine recommendations for school-age children. The Public Health department also conducts annual vaccination audits with schools and childcare centers to review compliance with vaccine requirements.

Information on how to obtain vaccines and/or well-child services for children 0-21 is available under our Public Health Center services.

Adult Immunizations

Hepatitis Vaccination
Black Hawk County Public Health Center can provide vaccination for Hepatitis A and B. To qualify for a Hepatitis vaccine persons must be in one of the high-risk categories and seeking STI testing:

  • HIV Positive
  • Men who have sex with men
  • Persons who have a history of IV drug use
  • Persons with referral from blood or plasma center

The Public Health Center also offers Hepatitis Testing, click here for testing criteria.

Mpox Vaccination

Mpox is a rare disease caused by infection with the monkeypox virus. More information about mpox can be found on the CDC website. Call 319-291-2413 to confirm eligibility for the vaccine and to make an appointment. Vaccination for Mpox is available:

  • Thursdays between 8:30-11:30 am and 1-4 pm
  • Or in conjunction with a visit to the Public Health Center for STI Testing.

COVID-19 Vaccination

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has launched the Bridge Access Program for the COVID-19 vaccine, to ensure uninsured and underinsured adults continue to have access to no-cost COVID-19 vaccinations.

The Bridge Access Program will provide COVID-19 vaccines at no-cost to those who:

  • are 19 years of age or older
  • do not have health insurance
  • have health insurance that does not cover the COVID-19 vaccine 

Please reach out to Black Hawk County Public Health (319-291-2418), Walgreens Pharmacies, or CVS Pharmacies through December 31, 2024 to inquire about eligibility and scheduling. Additional locations can be found at

Flu Vaccine

Black Hawk County Public Health does not currently provide the Influenza (flu) vaccine for adults. (Read more about childhood immunizations here.) Flu vaccine for all ages is readily available at local pharmacies and provider offices. Getting the flu vaccine causes antibodies to develop in the body and offer protection against the flu (influenza) viruses that are predicted to be most common during the upcoming season.

  • The CDC website provides information on the different types of flu vaccine available.
  • can locate a flu vaccine provider near you.

More Information

For more information, please visit the following websites:

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