Immunizations and Vaccines

Immunization Records & Recommendations

The Black Hawk County Health Department is enrolled in the Iowa Immunization Registry System (IRIS), which is a secure statewide database of immunization records. The IDPH and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publish Immunization Recommendations by Age.

Childhood Immunizations

The Black Hawk County Health Department’s Immunization Program assures there are vaccinations available for children and adolescents in the program. The Health Department is responsible for updating vaccine information as it becomes available, and contracts with the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) to provide vaccines through their Vaccine For Children Program. Black Hawk County works to address barriers, educate providers on vaccinations, and provides vaccine recommendations for school-age children. The Health Department also conducts annual vaccination audits with schools and childcare centers to review compliance with vaccine requirements.

Information on how to obtain vaccines and/or well-child services for children 0-21 is available under our Public Health Center services.

Adult Immunizations

Hepatitis Vaccination
Black Hawk County Public Health Center can provide vaccination for Hepatitis A and B. To qualify for a Hepatitis vaccine persons must be in one of the high-risk categories and seeking STI testing:

  • HIV Positive
  • Men who have sex with men
  • Persons who have a history of IV drug use
  • Persons with referral from blood or plasma center

The Public Health Center also offers Hepatitis Testing, click here for testing criteria.

Mpox Vaccination

Mpox is a rare disease caused by infection with the monkeypox virus. More information about mpox can be found on the CDC website. Call 319-291-2413 to confirm eligibility for the vaccine and to make an appointment. Vaccination for Mpox is available:

  • Thursdays between 8:30-11:30 am and 1-4 pm
  • Or in conjunction with a visit to the Public Health Center for STI Testing.

COVID-19 Vaccination

Black Hawk County Public Health continues to respond to theCOVID-19 pandemic. More information on Black Hawk County COVID-19 surveillance can be found here. Vaccination for primary series and bivalent boosters are available at the clinic for people ages 18+. Call 319-291-2413 to make a vaccine appointment.

Vaccination for COVID-19 is available:

  • Fridays between 8:30-11:30 am and 1-4 pm
  • Or in conjunction with a visit to the Public Health Center for STI Testing.

Flu Vaccine

Black Hawk County Public Health does not currently provide the Influenza (flu) vaccine for adults. (Read more about childhood immunizations here.) Flu vaccine for all ages is readily available at local pharmacies and provider offices. Getting the flu vaccine causes antibodies to develop in the body and offer protection against the flu (influenza) viruses that are predicted to be most common during the upcoming season.

  • The CDC website provides information on the different types of flu vaccine available.
  • can locate a flu vaccine provider near you.

More Information

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