COVID-19 Vaccine Information

First Dose Appointments in Cass County, Iowa

  • Please contact Hy-Vee Pharmacy to schedule your first dose appointment. Appointments can be made at
  • Cass County Public Health has a limited supply of Johnson & Johnson vaccines. To make an appointment, please call 712-243-7551.

Frequently Asked Questions

Last Updated: May 20, 2021

Can an eligible teenager receive a COVID-19 vaccine?

The Pfizer vaccine is approved for ages 12 and older. Appointments can be made at the Atlantic Hy-Vee Pharmacy, self-schedule here:

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

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.