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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Updated 11/23/21

COVID-19 Boosters
Anyone 18 years and older who is fully vaccinated is eligible for the COVID-19 booster. 
When: Two months after receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine OR Six months after receiving the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.

For Children ages 5-11

UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine clinics now offers COVID-19 vaccines to children ages 5-11. Parents and guardians interested in scheduling a vaccination appointment for their child should call their provider or send a message via MyUnityPoint. UnityPoint Clinic - Grundy Center Family Medicine will offer a Saturday morning Vaccine Clinic on Nov. 20, followed by a second clinic (for second shot) on Saturday morning, Dec. 11, 2021 both from 8 - 11 a.m. 

For UnityPoint Clinic Patients seeking vaccine appointments

UnityPoint Clinics are offering the vaccine during office hours. Patients may call their clinic to schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment. Parents or guardians should call their child's primary care clinic or pediatrician's office to schedule an appointment for their child's COVID-19 vaccination. In Grundy County, three pharmacies are also offering the vaccine. Nucara Pharmacy in Conrad, Reinbeck Pharmacy, and Manly Drug in Grundy Center will offer the vaccine for children as young as 5, along with booster shots for eligible adults and initial doses of the Moderna, Pfizer, or Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.

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.

Local Pharmacies and Clinics: 

Reinbeck Pharmacy
401 Main St.
Reinbeck
319-788-7445
Schedule online at ReinbeckPharmacy.com

UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine - Grundy Center
101 E J Ave., Suite 120
Grundy Center
319-824-6945
UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine - Parkersburg
502 Third Street
Parkersburg
319-346-2331

Manly Drugstore/Stefl Drug
612 G Ave.
Grundy Center
319-824-5446

Nucara Pharmacy
110 E Center St.
Conrad

641-366-2441

Other nearby vaccination sites:
UnityPoint Clinic Express at United Medical Park
1731 W. Ridgeway Ave., Cedar Falls
Walk-ins offered daily from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Prairie Parkway Pharmacy
5100 Prairie Pkwy Ste 106, Cedar Falls
8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.; Call 319-222-2863

*You do not need to be a UnityPoint patient to receive a vaccine at one of these sites
Visit vaccinefinder.org 
for more vaccination sites and availability.

Those in Butler, Hardin and Tama County are encouraged to contact your county's public health offices for the latest vaccine availability.

*You are not required to receive the vaccine in your county of residence.

If you have specific questions related to the vaccine and your individual health, it is always a good idea to talk with your primary care provider as they know your health history best and can help you make the best decision. 

COVID-19 symptoms and testing

If you have symptoms, including a fever over 100 degrees F and respiratory conditions such as cough, shortness of breath, or sore throat, or if you have been in contact with someone who is known to have COVID-19, it is important that you are tested to allow for the proper treatment if your condition worsens. There are medications that can be taken to lessen COVID-19's severe effects if they are given early enough in the course of the illness. COVID-19 testing is available from your local health care provider or at certain retail pharmacies. Please call ahead before you arrive at a clinic or the hospital for treatment for COVID-19 symptoms. This allows our health care team to take the proper safety precautions to prevent exposure for others.  If your symptoms become severe, and include trouble breathing, bluish lips or face, inability to stay awake, new confusion, or persistent pain or pressure in the chest, please seek emergency care immediately by calling 911.

GCMH:  319-824-5421  (answered 24 hours)

COVID Triage Line: 319-833-5888 @ UnityPoint Clinic, Waterloo/Cedar Falls

Prepared to care

In order to best care for those in our community who may become ill with COVID-19 and help reduce community spread of COVID-19, Grundy County Memorial Hospital has put new procedures into place with a focus on your safety and health as you seek health care services at the hospital.  The following procedures are in place to protect you:

Universal Masking: All patients and visitors are asked to wear a mask or face covering if you are visiting Grundy County Memorial Hospital for health care services. If you do not have a mask of your own, one will be provided for you during your visit. Masks should not be worn by children under two years old, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unable to remove the mask without assistance. All employees wear a mask in public spaces within the hospital, and while direct patient care is provided, in order to protect members of the public as well as other caregivers.
Health Screening: All patients and visitors will be asked to take part in a Health Screening as you enter the hospital for Outpatient Services or an Emergency visit. 
Health Screening for Employees: All GCMH team members take part in health screening at arrival to their shift.
Testing for those Admitted: All patients who are admitted to our hospital will be tested for COVID-19. This includes planned admissions and transfers of all ages who have not been tested for COVID-19 in the prior 72 hours. Pre-procedure testing for COVID-19 is in effect for the protection of those who will have a surgery or procedure scheduled. 

Visitor Restrictions - Visitor restrictions are in effect during the pandemic for the safety of our patients, care team, and community.  Updated 8.2.21:

  1. Inpatient Department: Each patient is allowed two visitors, other than for patients who are in COVID-19 isolation, who may have one visitor. Visitors for patients in COVID isolation must wear appropriate PPE as instructed by the patient care team. Patients who are at end of life, regardless of COVID status, may have additional visitors as deemed appropriate by the patient care team.
  2. Surgery, Emergency Department, Outpatient Services and Clinics: Two visitors are allowed for each patient. Visitors who accompany a patient for an outpatient service may wait in an outpatient waiting room for the duration of the service.

    All visitors are required to wear masks while they are visiting, and must be free of illness. For the safety of patients, staff and other visitors, individuals with symptoms such as fever greater than 100 degrees Fahrenheit, cough, sore throat, runny nose, new shortness of breath, fatigue, chills, vomiting or diarrhea will not be allowed to visit.  
  3. Exceptions may be made in certain situations at the discretion of the patient care team.

    Please remember that restrictions on the number of people who visit patients within the hospital are intended to keep team members and patients safe by decreasing traffic into and out of the hospital, and to limit movement of guests within the hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Changes in the delivery of health care to our communities have taken place as the hospital and all of UnityPoint Health join Iowans in preparing to care for those who become ill with COVID-19 (coronavirus). We are committed to conserving resources, protecting the health of our patients and our workforce, and caring for our community through this pandemic.