Vaccine Releases & Resources
Last Updated: April 1, 2021
Press Releases about COVID-19 Vaccines in Cass County
- April 1, 2021: All Iowans Now Able to Sign Up for COVID-19 Vaccine
- March 5, 2021: Iowans with Underlying Health Conditions Now Able to Sign Up for Vaccine
- March 4, 2021: Vaccination Appointments Open Next Week for Phase 1A and 1B Residents
- March 3, 2021: Mammography & COVID Vaccines
- February 9, 2021: Public Health Continues Vaccinations; Taps IDPH for Contact Tracing
- January 29, 2021: Cass County Public Health Receives Limited COVID-19 Vaccine Doses
- January 20, 2021: Phase 1B Expected to Begin in February; Public Health Waiting on Vaccine
- January 5, 2021: Vaccinations Continue for Phase 1A in Cass County; No Public Vaccine Yet
- December 22, 2020: Cass County Public Health Receives Moderna Vaccine for Phase 1A; Vaccines Being Administered Already
- December 18, 2020: Cass County Public Health Set to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine
Vaccine Checklist & Consent
Vaccine Information & Resources
- Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Sheet
- Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Sheet
- COVID-19 Vaccine Information from Iowa Department of Public Health
- Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination (CDC.gov)
- Ensuring the Safety of COVID-19 Vaccines in the United States (CDC.gov)
- Who Gets Vaccinated First?
Frequently Asked Questions
Last Updated: April 1, 2021
Can an eligible teenager receive a COVID-19 vaccine?
Yes and no. The Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are currently only approved for adults ages 18 and older and the Pfizer vaccine is approved for ages 16 and older. For patients aged 16-17, we will contact you when the appropriate vaccine is available. You may be contacted by one of our local pharmacy partners. Children under the age of 16 are not currently approved for either vaccine.
I signed up once already, but I haven't been contacted. Should I sign up again?
No. One sign-up is all that is needed. This helps our staff save time and resources by not having to remove duplicate entries.
Who is eligible to get the vaccine now?
All Iowans over the age of 16 are now eligible. (Please see the question above about teenagers and the vaccines.)
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 four to 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.
I live in another county. Where should I get my vaccine?
You can get the vaccine in whatever county works in your schedule once you're eligible.
Is there vaccine here in Cass County waiting to be used?
No. There is no vaccine in the county waiting to be used. We are deeply committed to not wasting a single dose, and we plan accordingly.