Sioux County is following the Iowa Department of Public Health recommendations for COVID-19 vaccine administration.
Vaccine is currently not available to the general public. As more vaccine becomes available, additional groups will be eligible to receive the vaccine.
What phase are we in?
Iowa is currently in Phase 1A of vaccine distribution. Phase 1A is limited to paid and unpaid health care personnel and residents of long-term care facilities, assisted living facilities, and residential care facilities.
When will Phase 1B start?
The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) worked with the Infectious Disease Advisory Council (IDAC) for additional guidance on further prioritizing within the Phase 1B priority groups established by the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).
Phase 1B is expected to start in early February (subject to change based on availability of vaccine)
- Phase 1B will include people 75 years of age and older
- Phase 1B will also include Iowans at high-risk for exposure to COVID-19 due to occupational setting or living arrangement.
- You can find the full current IDAC recommendations for priority groups included in Phase 1B here: 1B Final Amended Recommendation 1.12.21
- You can view the press release from IDPH using this link: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/IACIO/bulletins/2b60ce4
How and where can I get the COVID-19 vaccine?
- Health care systems in Sioux County are making plans for vaccine administration
- Sioux County Covid-19 Vaccine updates will be shared via media releases (newspaper, radio, and social media), health system websites and social media, and will also be posted to www.siouxcovid.org. Links to health system websites and social media are also listed on the www.siouxcovid.org website.
*Vaccine distribution timeline is dependent upon vaccine supply, and guidelines and recommendations are subject to change*