COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Vaccine Appointments in Cass County, Iowa

  • Atlantic Medical Center, RHC --Appointments required. Call 712-243-2850. Pfizer and Moderna available as of 11/1/2021.
  • Hy-Vee Pharmacy - Pfizer only - Appointments required. Schedule appointments at hyvee.com/covidvaccine.
  • Atlantic Wal-Mart Pharmacy - Pfizer and Moderna - Appointments Required. Schedule an appointment at walmart.com/cp/flu-shots-immunizations/1228302
  • Rex Pharmacy - Pfizer and Moderna - Appointments Required. Please call ahead at 712-243-2110. Monday-Friday from 8:30 am to noon, and 2 to 5:30 pm.
  • Cass County Public Health - Johnson & Johnson - Appointments Required. Please call to make an appointment. 712-243-7551

Pediatric Appointments

  • Cass County Public Health is hosting 2nd dose pediatric vaccination clinics (ages 5 to 11) on December 1st and December 8th at Cass Health.
    • Required checklist and consent can be printed using the links on this page; paper copies will be available that day.
    • Appointments are required.

Moderna Booster Dose Clinic

  • Walk-ins only; no appointments needed.
  • Friday, December 3 from 9 am to 3 pm at Cass County Public Health at 1408 E 10th St, Atlantic.
  • Bring your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card with you.
  • Booster dose eligibility information is located below in the FAQ.

Frequently Asked Questions

Last Updated: November 3, 2021

Updated Guidance on Vaccination of Pregnant People against COVID-19

  • CDC recommends that pregnant people should be vaccinated against COVID‐19
  • Growing evidence about the safety and effectiveness of COVID‐19 vaccination during pregnancy demonstrates that the benefits of receiving a COVID‐19 vaccine outweigh any known or potential risks
  • COVID‐19 vaccination is recommended for all people 12 years and older, including people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to get pregnant now, or might become pregnant in the future

Will I need a booster dose?

You may be eligible now for a booster dose. Based on the current CDC guidance, patients may have a preference, but you can get any booster shot regardless of what type of vaccine you have already had.

Pfizer & Moderna Booster Dose

If it has been at least 6 months since you received your Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine series, then you may be eligible for a booster.

Those eligible include:

  • 65 years and older
  • 18+ and live in a long-term care setting
  • 18+ with underlying medical conditions
  • 18+ who work or live in a high-risk setting

If you aren’t sure if you live or work in a high-risk setting, visit cdc.gov for more information.

Johnson & Johnson Booster Dose

If it has been at least 2 months since you received a Johnson & Johnson vaccine, you are now eligible for a booster shot. Cass County Public Health offers Johnson & Johnson vaccines by appointment; call 712-243-7551.

Which vaccines have full FDA approval?

Currently the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has full FDA approval for the prevention of COVID-19 disease for individuals 16 years of age and older.

The CDC anticipates additional FDA approvals for different age groups and other manufacturers in the coming weeks.

Can an eligible child receive a COVID-19 vaccine?

The Pfizer vaccine is approved for ages 5 and older. Children 5 through 11 years old will receive a separate vaccine formulation that has one-third the dose given to adolescents and adults, and will receive the vaccine with a smaller needle.

The Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are currently only approved for adults ages 18 and older.

I heard that I should wait to get my mammogram if I am getting the vaccine soon. Is that true?

Recently, the Society for Breast Imaging released a recommendation that people undergo mammography screening either before receiving the COVID-19 vaccine or wait to have a mammogram six weeks following their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. One side effect of many vaccines is enlarged lymph nodes that could raise alarm during a routine mammogram, causing additional unnecessary imaging. Vaccines of all types can result in temporary swelling of the lymph nodes, which may be a sign that the body is making antibodies as intended.

If you have any signs or symptoms of breast cancer, do not delay speaking with your primary care provider about what tests may be needed.