COVID-19 Vaccine Update
We are excited to have begun the process to directly notify our primary care patients age 65 and older to schedule an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. We thank you for your patience as we start this phase.
Here is what you can expect from us:
- Based on state and local public health guidelines, if you are an established UnityPoint Clinic patient (meaning, you have a UnityPoint Clinic provider) and are eligible based off age (ex: 65+), we will notify you via phone, direct mail and/or through MyUnityPoint (MyChart) when you are able to schedule an appointment.
- If you are eligible based off your place of employment or occupation (ex: police officer), we encourage you to closely monitor communication from your local public health department or employer. We will continue to partner with the local public health department on the best strategies to vaccinate communication to these groups of individuals.
- If you do have have a UnityPoint Clinic primary care provider, we recommend that you check your primary care clinic's website, as this will likely be the fastest route for you to get vaccinated. If you do not have a Primary Care Provider, you are welcome to consider establishing care with UnityPoint Clinic (may depend upon insurance provider).
- We expect COVID-19 vaccines to be widely available to the general public later in 2021. Please note that community members can't sign up for the vaccine in advance at this time.
- If you have questions about receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, visit our website to review Frequently Asked Questions as well as check out the Pfizer and Moderna Vaccine Fact Sheets from the FDA.
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 stop the spread of COVID-19.
Learn about the COVID-19 vaccine from fact-based sources, such as the FDA and CDC. Please contact your health care provider if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.