COVID-19 Vaccinations

Protect yourself, your family, and your community. 

Vaccines will help bring the COVID-19 pandemic to an end.


Available data right now show that all three of the COVID-19 vaccines approved or authorized in the United States continue to be highly effective in reducing risk of severe disease, hospitalization, and death, even against the widely circulating Delta variant. Vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself and reduce the spread of the virus and help prevent new variants from emerging.

Everyone 5 years of age and older is eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccination. Please get vaccinated when you can. Majol  |  Español

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Who Can Get a Booster Shot


If you received Pfizer-BioNtech:

  • Everyone 12 years and older can get a Pfizer booster at least 5 months after completing their primary vaccination series. 
  • For adults age 18 and older, boosters of Pfizer or Moderna are preferred in most situations.  
  • Teens age 12-17 may only get a Pfizer booster.

If you received Moderna:

  • Adults age 18 and older can get a Moderna booster at least 5 months after completing their primary vaccination series.
  • Pfizer or Moderna boosters are preferred in most situations.

If you received Johnson & Johnson's Janssen:

  • Adults age 18 and older can get a J&J booster at least 2 months after receiving their J&J vaccination.  
  • Pfizer or Moderna are preferred in most situations.

Remember:

  • You do not have to get your booster shot where you received your first series/shot.
  • You may choose which COVID-19 vaccine you receive as a booster shot. Some people may prefer the vaccine type that they originally received, and others may prefer to get a different booster. CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots.
  • Please take your CDC Vaccination Record card to your booster shot appointment so the provider can fill in the information about your booster dose.

Vaccinations for Children Age 5-11

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The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends the use of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5–11.  This follows the decision by the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) to authorize emergency use of the vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19 to include children in this age group.  

  • Local pediatricians and healthcare providers are sharing details on their vaccination plans on their websites and social media channels. 
  • Local pharmacies are offering vaccinations for children in this age group. 
  • The Dubuque Visiting Nurses Association (VNA) is offering these vaccines at its walk-in clinics. See clinic details below.
  • Please note that children MUST be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to receive these vaccinations.

The vaccines work. The COVID-19 vaccines continue to be highly effective in reducing risk of severe disease, hospitalization, and death, including against the delta variant. CDC data show that in August 2021, the risk of dying from COVID-19 in the U.S. was more than 11 times greater for unvaccinated people than for fully vaccinated people. However, scientists are starting to see reduced protection against mild and moderate disease, especially among certain populations. This waning of the efficacy of the vaccine is the reason for the new guidance on booster doses.

Vaccination Clinics

Friday, Jan. 21 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Dubuque Visiting Nurses Association, 660 Iowa St., Dubuque

Walk-in vaccinations and boosters of Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson for all ages eligible.

Monday, Jan. 24, 3 – 6 p.m.

Dubuque Visiting Nurses Association, 660 Iowa St., Dubuque

Walk-in vaccinations and boosters of Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson for all ages eligible.

Friday, Jan. 28, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Dubuque Visiting Nurses Association, 660 Iowa St., Dubuque

Walk-in vaccinations and boosters of Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson for all ages eligible.

Friday, Feb. 4, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Dubuque Visiting Nurses Association, 660 Iowa St., Dubuque

Walk-in vaccinations and boosters of Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson for all ages eligible.

Monday, Feb. 7, 3 – 6 p.m.

Dubuque Visiting Nurses Association, 660 Iowa St., Dubuque

Walk-in vaccinations and boosters of Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson for all ages eligible.

Friday, Feb. 11, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Dubuque Visiting Nurses Association, 660 Iowa St., Dubuque

Walk-in vaccinations and boosters of Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson for all ages eligible.

Friday, Feb. 18, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Dubuque Visiting Nurses Association, 660 Iowa St., Dubuque

Walk-in vaccinations and boosters of Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson for all ages eligible.

Monday, Feb. 21, 3 – 6 p.m.

Dubuque Visiting Nurses Association, 660 Iowa St., Dubuque

Walk-in vaccinations and boosters of Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson for all ages eligible.

Friday, Feb. 25, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Dubuque Visiting Nurses Association, 660 Iowa St., Dubuque

Walk-in vaccinations and boosters of Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson for all ages eligible.


Vaccination Appointments & Walk-Ins

Crescent Community Health Center

1690 Elm St #300, Dubuque, IA 52001  |  Visit Website
Schedule an appointment by calling 563.690.2863

CVS Pharmacy (Target)

3500 Dodge Street, Dubuque, IA 52003
Schedule an appointment online. |  Visit Website 

Dubuque County Visiting Nurse Association

660 Iowa Street, Dubuque, IA 52001  |  Visit Website
Walk-ins are available during operating hours.

Epic Health & Wellness

1075 Cedar Cross Road Suite 1, Dubuque, IA 52003
Schedule an appointment online. | Visit Website

Grand River Medical Group Clinics

Providing vaccinations through appointment only at clinic locations. |  Visit Website 

Hartig Drug - All Pharmacy Locations

Schedule an appointment online for any location.  |  Visit Website

Hy-Vee - All Dubuque Pharmacy Locations

Schedule an appointment online for any location.  |  Visit Website

INFOCUS Pharmacy

1690 Elm Street Suite 200, Dubuque, IA 52001  |  Visit Website
Walk-ins are available during operating hours.

Medical Associates East & West Campus

East Campus: 100 Langworthy Street, Dubuque, IA 52001
West Campus: 1500 Associates Drive, Dubuque, IA 52002
Patients can call 563-584-3200 to schedule an appointment. | Visit Website

MercyOne

All locations including Dyersville and Cascade Pharmacy
Schedule an appointment online for any location.  |  Visit Website 

UnityPoint Health -  Dubuque

All Primary Care Clinics including Peosta Pharmacy
Schedule an appointment online, or find walk-in availability at select locations.  |  Visit Website 

PEDIATRIC VACCINATIONS: COVID-19 vaccinations for children ages 5-11 are being administered at UnityPoint Clinic primary care locations for existing UnityPoint Clinic patients only. To schedule an appointment, please call one of the following clinics: 

  • UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine – Pennsylvania Avenue | (563) 588-8060
  • UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine and Walk-In Care – Peosta | (563) 557-2920
  • UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine and Walk-In Care – Cascade | (563) 852-5050

Walgreens

All Pharmacy Locations
Schedule an appointment online for any location.  |  Visit Website 

Walmart Pharmacy

4200 Dodge Street, Dubuque, IA 52003  
Schedule an appointment online.  |  Visit Website

Sleeves Up! Call Center: 563.690.MAKE

Need assistance making a vaccination appointment?

Dubuque county residents who need assistance making a vaccination appointment can call 563.690.MAKE (6253). Vaccine navigators will help residents find local vaccination opportunities and waiting lists provided by Dubuque County healthcare providers and pharmacies as well as public clinics when they are offered. If all call center lines are busy, the call will be transferred to voicemail where callers can leave their contact information for a return call. The Sleeves Up! call center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Friday.


Free Rides to Vaccine Clinics

Need transportation to a vaccination clinic appointment?

Dubuque County Regional Transit Authority (RTA) is providing free rides to COVID-19 vaccine clinic appointments. RTA services are open to the general public and available to persons of all income levels. All vehicles are wheelchair accessible. Please schedule your free ride as soon as your appointment is confirmed with the vaccine clinic and a minimum of 24 hours in advance. To schedule, call 563.588.4592 or 1-800-839-5005 (toll free) or dial 711 for Relay Iowa. All trip requests are subject to RTA availability.

As of Jan. 19, 2022

Dubuque County Vaccinations

62.5% of all Dubuque County residents are fully vaccinated
66.7% of all Dubuque County residents age 5+ are fully vaccinated
52.5% of all Dubuque County residents fully vaccinated have received a booster dose

Vaccinations Completed

(2nd Dose)

60,847

Vaccinations Started 

(1st Dose)

3,623