COVID-19 Vaccine Information for the Public

Vaccine supply is very limited in Iowa and across the nation. While vaccine doses are scarce now, eventually, there will be enough for everyone. In the meantime, you should be aware of all the options available in your community to get vaccinated. For the latest information on the vaccination campaign in Iowa, go to https://vaccinate.iowa.gov/




v-safe After-Vaccination Health Checker

v-safe logo linked to v-safe website

CDC has created a way for you to report how you feel after COVID-19 vaccination through a smartphone-based tool that uses text messaging and web surveys to check in with you. Below are additional v-safe fact sheets and posters along with simple instructions to sign up.

v-safe fact sheetposter 

v-safe web site

Translated v-safe fach sheets: Spanish  Korean  Simplified Chinese  Vietnamese

Translated v-safe posters: Spanish  Korean  Simplified Chinese  Vietnamese


Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)

VAERS logo image linked to VAERS website

The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) is a national early warning system to detect possible safety problems in U.S.-licensed vaccines. VAERS is co-managed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). VAERS accepts and analyzes reports of adverse events (possible side effects) after a person has received a vaccination. Anyone can report an adverse event to VAERS. 


Have you had a reaction following a vaccination?

  1. Contact your healthcare provider.
  2. Report an Adverse Event using the VAERS online form or the downloadable PDF.


CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Information for Consumers  

What to expect at your vaccination appointment

What to expect after getting vaccinated

Benefits of Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine

How COVID-19 Vaccines Work

Myths and Misconceptions about COVID-19 Vaccines

Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination

Ensuring COVID-19 Vaccines Work | CDC

Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines

How CDC Is Making COVID-19 Vaccine Recommendations | CDC

COVID-19 Vaccination Resources

Different COVID-19 Vaccines