- April 26, 2021: Vaccination clinics are open to students and employees. Participants can select either the Pfizer or reauthorized Johnson and Johnson vaccine when scheduling an appointment. The second dose for Pfizer, due after three weeks, can be received on campus or another location. Individuals who are eligible for a second dose of Pfizer also can schedule an appointment, regardless of where they received the first dose.
Iowa State vaccination clinic
Iowa State is collaborating with the Governor’s office on expanded vaccine availability. ISU is using its vaccine allocation for an on-campus vaccination clinic, focused on vaccinating students before the end of the semester. Faculty, staff and postdocs also are eligible to participate in the clinic.
- Participants can choose the Pfizer or reauthorized Johnson and Johnson vaccine when scheduling an appointment.
- The second dose for Pfizer, due after three weeks, can be received on campus or another location.
- Individuals eligible for a second dose of Pfizer can schedule an appointment, regardless of where they received the first dose.
- Students should not call Thielen Student Health Center directly.
Staffing support for clinic shifts
Help from faculty, staff, postdocs, and graduate assistants is needed for nonmedical support during the vaccination clinic. Full-day shifts (7:30 a.m.-5 pm.) are available for both on-site and remote roles, with a minimum signup for two full shifts. Consult with your supervisor before committing to the shifts. Be aware that scheduling adjustments may be necessary due to daily vaccine supply.
- Shift descriptions, dates and sign-up form
- Vaccination clinic support FAQ
- Questions? Email COVIDemail@example.com
- Find answers to questions about vaccines and vaccination distribution at Iowa State.
Statewide vaccine rollout
If you are able to get a vaccine through an authorized provider, please do so. You can use the state’s vaccine finder to search for appointments.
Area and statewide vaccination information
- McFarland Clinic (Ames and area locations)
- Story County Public Health
- State of Iowa public health agencies
- VaccineFinder.org (via CDC.gov)
- Avoid vaccine scams: ISU Extension and Outreach resources to protect yourself and loved ones
Get the facts
Vaccines help prevent deadly and dangerous diseases by working with the body's natural defenses to provide immunity. Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
About the COVID-19 vaccine
Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, safety data (PDF) (approved for age 16 and above)
- Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, safety data (PDF) (approved for age 18 and above)
- Johnson & Johnson (Janssen), fact sheet (PDF) (approved for age 18 and above)
What to expect
- V-safe: The CDC's smartphone-based, after-vaccination health checker for people who receive COVID-19 vaccines. V-safe uses text messaging and web surveys from the CDC to check in with vaccine recipients following COVID-19 vaccination. V-safe also provides second vaccine dose reminders if needed, and follow-up calls to anyone who reports medically significant adverse events.
- Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS): The national system that collects reports from healthcare professionals, vaccine manufacturers, and the public of adverse events that happen after vaccination; reports of adverse events that are unexpected, appear to happen more often than expected, or have unusual patterns are followed up with specific studies.