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IDPH COVID-19 Vaccine Classification/Eligibility

Ages 12+ are eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19. 

There are currently three highly effective vaccines authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for emergency use to prevent COVID-19. The Pfizer vaccine is currently authorized for those 12 years of age and older; the Moderna and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) are authorized for those 18 years of age and older.

The 2-1-1 Call Center is available to assist Iowans needing help to schedule a vaccine appointment due to lack of computer access or language barriers. Services are available in 240 languages. Simply dial 2-1-1 (or 1-800-244-7431), press 1, and then press 9 and you will be connected to the Vaccine Navigator Hotline.

It is also critical to continue practicing mitigation measures that can further slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

  • Wear a mask or facial covering

  • Practice distancing 6 feet from those outside your household

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water

  • Stay home if you feel sick

  • Get tested if you are exposed to, or have symptoms of COVID-19

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