Protect yourself, your family, and your community.
Vaccines will help bring the COVID-19 pandemic to an end.
Available data right now show that all three of the COVID-19 vaccines approved or authorized in the United States continue to be highly effective in reducing risk of severe disease, hospitalization, and death, even against the widely circulating Delta variant. Vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself and reduce the spread of the virus and help prevent new variants from emerging.
Get Vaccinated and Stay Up to Date
A person is fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving all recommended doses in the primary series of their COVID-19 vaccination.
A person is up to date with their COVID-19 vaccination if they have received all recommended doses in the primary series and one booster when eligible. Getting a second booster is not necessary to be considered up to date at this time.
As with vaccines for other diseases, people are best protected against infection with the virus that causes COVID-19 when they stay up to date with vaccinations. Get more information.
Who Can Get a Booster Shot
- If you received the Pfizer vaccine for your primary series, the CDC recommends everyone 5 years and older receive a booster. Adults 50 years and older and those 12 and older who are immunocompromised should get a second booster.
- If you received the Moderna vaccine for your primary series, the CDC recommends adults 18 years and older receive a booster. Adults 50 years and older and those 12 and older who are immunocompromised should get a second booster.
- If you received the Johnson & Johnson(Janssen) vaccine for your primary series, the CDC recommends adults 18 years and older receive a booster. Anyone who received a J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine for both their primary dose and booster can get a second booster. Adults 50 years and older and those 12 and older who are immunocompromised who first received a J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine, regardless of what type of booster they received, should also get a second booster.
- You do not have to get your booster shot where you received your first series/shot.
- You may choose which COVID-19 vaccine you receive as a booster shot. Some people may prefer the vaccine type that they originally received, and others may prefer to get a different booster. CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots.
- Please take your CDC Vaccination Record card to your booster shot appointment so the provider can fill in the information about your booster dose.
The vaccines work. The COVID-19 vaccines continue to be highly effective in reducing risk of severe disease, hospitalization, and death, including against the delta variant. CDC data show that in August 2021, the risk of dying from COVID-19 in the U.S. was more than 11 times greater for unvaccinated people than for fully vaccinated people. However, scientists are starting to see reduced protection against mild and moderate disease, especially among certain populations. This waning of the efficacy of the vaccine is the reason for booster doses.
Dubuque Visiting Nurses Association, 660 Iowa St., Dubuque
Walk-in vaccinations and boosters of Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson for all ages eligible. Clinics are scheduled for:
- PLEASE NOTE: Due to the Memorial Day holiday, the VNA will NOT hold a COVID clinic on Friday 5/27
- Monday, June 6, 3 - 6 pm
Vaccination Appointments & Walk-Ins
Sleeves Up! Phone Number: 563-690-MAKE
Need assistance making a vaccination appointment?
Dubuque county residents who need assistance making a vaccination appointment can call 563-690-MAKE (6253). Vaccine navigators will help residents find local vaccination opportunities and waiting lists provided by Dubuque County healthcare providers and pharmacies as well as public clinics when they are offered. If all call center lines are busy, the call will be transferred to voicemail where callers can leave their contact information for a return call. The Sleeves Up! call center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Friday.