COVID-19 Vaccinations

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.

Everyone 5 years of age and older is eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccination. Please get vaccinated when you can.   Majol   |  Español

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.

Get more information on booster shots.

Remember:

  • 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.

Sleeves Up! Dubuque County (PNG)

Vaccination Clinics

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

Crescent Community Health Center
1690 Elm St #300, Dubuque, IA 52001 
Schedule an appointment by calling 563-690-2863  |  Visit Website 

CVS Pharmacy (Target)
3500 Dodge Street, Dubuque, IA 52003
Schedule an appointment online. |  Visit Website

Dubuque County Visiting Nurse Association
660 Iowa Street, Dubuque, IA 52001 
Walk-ins are available during operating hours.  |  Visit Website

Epic Health & Wellness
1075 Cedar Cross Road Suite 1, Dubuque, IA 52003
Schedule an appointment online. | Visit Website

Grand River Medical Group Clinics
Providing vaccines through appointment only at clinic locations. |  Visit Website  

Hartig Drug - All Pharmacy Locations
Schedule an appointment online for any location.  |  Visit Website 

Hy-Vee - All Dubuque Pharmacy Locations
Schedule an appointment online for any location.  |  Visit Website 

INFOCUS Pharmacy
1690 Elm Street Suite 200, Dubuque, IA 52001
Walk-ins are available during operating hours. |  Visit Website 

Medical Associates East & West Clinic
East Campus: 100 Langworthy Street, Dubuque, IA 52001
West Campus: 1500 Associates Drive, Dubuque, IA 52002
Patients can call 563-584-3200 to schedule an appointment. | Visit Website 

MercyOne
All locations including Dyersville and Cascade Pharmacy  
Schedule an appointment online for any location.|  Visit Website

Unity Point Health - Dubuque
All Primary Care Clinics including Peosta Pharmacy 
Schedule an appointment online, or find walk-in availability at select locations. | Visit Website 

PEDIATRIC VACCINATIONS: COVID-19 vaccinations for children ages 5-11 are being administered at UnityPoint Clinic primary care locations for existing UnityPoint Clinic patients only. To schedule an appointment, please call one of the following clinics: 

  • UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine – Pennsylvania Avenue | 563-588-8060
  • UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine and Walk-In Care – Peosta | 563-557-2920
  • UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine and Walk-In Care – Cascade | 563-852-5050

Walgreens
All Pharmacy Locations 
Schedule an appointment online for any location. |  Visit Website 

Walmart Pharmacy
4200 Dodge Street, Dubuque, IA 52003 
Schedule an appointment online. | Visit Website

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. 

Free Rides to Vaccine Clinic

Need transportation to a vaccination clinic appointment?
Dubuque County Regional Transit Authority (RTA) is providing free rides to COVID-19 vaccine clinic appointments. RTA services are open to the general public and available to persons of all income levels. All vehicles are wheelchair accessible. Please schedule your free ride as soon as your appointment is confirmed with the vaccine clinic and a minimum of 24 hours in advance. To schedule, call 563-588-4592 or 1-800-839-5005 (toll free) or dial 711 for Relay Iowa. All trip requests are subject to RTA availability.