UnityPoint Health - Cedar Rapids COVID-19 Vaccine Update
UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids is sharing its vaccine administration progress with the community.
To date, UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids has administered 16,591 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. This includes first and second doses in Linn, Benton, Cedar and Jones counties. These doses have been given to eligible individuals in Phases 1A & 1B, which is directed by local health departments. These doses are being administered through St. Luke’s Employee Health, UnityPoint Clinics and UnityPoint Health Work Well Clinic.
The hospital and Work Well are vaccinating health care workers, first responders, teachers and others identified as eligible by local health departments.
The week of March 8, UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids is expecting to receive 1,610 doses of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, which has been designated for its UnityPoint Health Work Well Clinic. In addition, UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids will receive 1,270 doses of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for eligible patients.
Every day, UnityPoint Clinic is sending invitations to eligible patients to schedule their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Text messaging with a self-scheduling link is used. If a patient does not have texting capabilities or the clinic doesn’t get a response from the patient, the clinic staff call eligible patients. The vaccine is available by appointment only and there is not a wait list. We ask for your patience as vaccine supply determines how quickly we are able to vaccinate patients.
In the meantime, we encourage everyone, including those who have received the vaccine, to wear a face covering, social distance and wash your hands frequently in order to help reduce your risk of COVID-19.