The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division (ABD) are partnering to share messaging with Iowans about the importance of getting vaccinated for the flu and COVID-19. Six semi-trailers with messaging encouraging Iowans to get vaccinated for the flu and COVID-19 are now circulating the state. Both agencies are proud of this collaboration to leverage state resources and share these important messages with Iowans.
By getting vaccinated for both influenza and COVID-19, we can prevent avoidable hospitalizations and help preserve health care resources for other needs, including illnesses, injuries and emergencies.
Recent expansions of COVID-19 vaccine eligibility for children ages 5-11 and for Iowans over 18 to receive a booster, means increased opportunity for protection from the COVID-19 virus. Annual flu vaccines are recommended for all individuals over age 6 months.
Iowans with questions about vaccines for themselves or loved ones should consult with their health care provider. Getting vaccinated now will provide more protection in advance of winter holiday gatherings.
Find vaccine providers: https://vaccinate.iowa.gov/ and https://www.vaccines.gov/.