Vaccine Releases & Resources
Last Updated: April 29, 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
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Frequently Asked Questions
Last Updated: May 20, 2021
Can an eligible teenager receive a COVID-19 vaccine?
Who is eligible to get the vaccine now?
All Iowans over the age of 12 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.