COVID-19 Information & Resources

Public Health COVID-19 Resources Websites

Below are the websites for different county COVID resources. Please click on the appropriate county to view the latest information for your county.

COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Is the vaccine safe? Do I have to fast before getting the vaccine? These are some frequently asked questions people have about the COVID vaccine. Below is a website that will help answer most of those questions.

Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination

What to Expect at Your Appointment to Get Vaccinated for COVID-19

Because COVID-19 is a new disease with new vaccines, you may have questions about what happens before, during, and after your appointment to get vaccinated. These tips will help you know what to expect when you get vaccinated, what information your provider will give you, and resources you can use to monitor your health after you are vaccinated.

What to Expect at Your COVID Appointment

Priority Groups

Persons aged 65 years and over. OR, the following populations vulnerable to high risk of exposure or severity of illness (listed in order of priority):

Tier 1
• First responders (e.g., firefighters, police officers, and child welfare social workers)
• PK-12 school staff, early childhood education, and childcare workers (Story County has prioritized childcare centers with more than 10 children.)

Tier 2
• Food, agriculture, distribution, and manufacturing workers who work in or live in congregate settings that do not allow for social distancing
• Individuals with disabilities living in home settings and their direct care staff

Tier 3
• Staff of and individuals living in congregate settings (does not include college dormitories)
• Government officials, to ensure continuity of government including staff, engaged in state business at the Iowa Capitol during the legislative session

Tier 4
• Inspectors responsible for hospital, long-term care, and child safety

Tier 5
• Correctional facility staff and individuals incarcerated

Due to the limited supply of vaccines, it will take several weeks to reach all individuals in phase 1B before moving to the next phase, which will include persons under the age of 65 with health conditions at an increased risk of severe illness.