Information on this page will be updated as it becomes available. The COVID-19 updates and resources page also is updated regularly.
- Avoid vaccine scams: ISU Extension and Outreach resources to protect yourself and loved ones
- Campus town hall, Jan. 15, 2021 (video)
Statewide vaccine rollout
The Iowa Department of Public Health is coordinating the state's vaccination strategy for phased distribution. Iowa State continues to work closely with state and county public health officials to facilitate distribution plans for the campus community. Your patience and cooperation is appreciated.
Local vaccine rollout
Due to the scarcity of the vaccine and changing guidelines, it is not possible to provide an estimate of when certain individuals or groups may be able to receive their vaccine. Large-scale campus vaccine clinics will not be offered until the vaccine is available for the general public. If you are eligible to receive a vaccine as part of the state's strategy for phased distribution, we encourage you to consult with a medical provider or pharmacist about availability. Area and statewide vaccination information:
- McFarland Clinic (Ames and area locations) | Story County Public Health
- State of Iowa public health agencies
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)
- Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, safety data (PDF)
- Johnson & Johnson (Janssen), fact sheet (PDF)
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.
Keep up the good work
Continue being diligent with Cyclones Care healthy habits and behaviors:
- Wear a face covering over mouth and nose
- Physical distance at least 6 feet from others
- Wash hands often
- Stay home when ill
Avoid misinformation by consulting reliable sources, including health care experts, agencies and organizations. The university is following guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Iowa Department of Public Health.