Polk County Health Department Vaccination Clinics

The Polk County Health Department is offering COVID-19 vaccinations for persons age 16 and older.

CLICK HERE to find an appointment for anyone needing a COVID-19 vaccination.

Please read the letter below from the Polk County Health Department.

Dear Polk County Parents and Guardians:

Do you have a student 16 years and older? Students love being able to stay involved in sports, band,
choir and extra-curricular activities. The best way to keep them active and still involved in these groups
is to get them vaccinated against COVID-19.

The COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine is currently approved for individuals 16 years of age and older. The
Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is 95% effective in preventing the COVID-19 virus with
symptoms. COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. COVID-19 vaccines were evaluated in tens of
thousands of participants in clinical trials. The vaccines met FDA and CDC’s rigorous scientific
standards for safety and effectiveness.

Getting your student vaccinated against COVID-19 is the best way for them to stay involved in activities and to prevent being quarantined due to COVID-19 exposure. A COVID-19 vaccine allows student athletes to be able to play the entire season and helps maintain in-person learning.

Choosing to get vaccinated not only protects them from COVID-19 but it also helps to reduce family
members contracting the virus as well. Having more students fully vaccinated against COVID-19 helps
to protect their teachers, coaches and fellow teammates.

You can register your student for the vaccine at https://www.immunizepolk.com/. We have appointments available weekdays, weeknights and weekends.

New appointments open up every Thursday at noon.

Helen Eddy, RPh, MBA
Polk County Health Department Director
Health Department
1907 Carpenter Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50314
Ph. 515.286.3798
Fax. 515.286.203

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