New Information on COVID-19 Vaccine
Walk-in appointments are available for the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday at Mercy’s Vaccination Clinic located at 5264 Council St. NE in Cedar Rapids. Or, if you’d like to make an appointment, go to our website or call our COVID-19 vaccine clinic at (319) 369-4604.
How old do I have to be to receive the COVID-19 vaccine?
You must be 16 years of age to receive the Pfizer vaccine and 18 years of age to receive the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccine per the FDA. If under 18 (Pfizer only), a parental consent will need to be completed.
Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe?
The vaccines are safe and effective . Similar to the approval process for other vaccines, the FDA has conducted a thorough review and has verified the safety of the COVID-19 vaccines. Additionally, the process of and speed in developing the vaccines did not compromise the safety or the effectiveness of them.
This is Important: Get Vaccinated!
The vaccine is the single-most important tool in our efforts to reduce COVID-19 and move even closer to resuming life as it was pre-COVID. Every shot in an arm moves us closer, and we are starting to see the results.