A COVID-19 vaccine will help our bodies develop immunity to the virus that causes COVID-19 without us having to get the illness. Vaccines train the immune system to prevent infections and illness by making antibodies and special white blood cells.
The COVID-19 vaccine is available to individuals 6 months of age and older. Find a location near you at vaccines.gov.
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Information on COVID-19 vaccine providers and how to receive one can be found at: https://www.scottcountyiowa.gov/health/covid19/vaccine/vaccine-clinic
The Iowa Department of Public Health is reporting data on vaccines distributed statewide and by county. Information is available at https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/pages/vaccineinformation.
The Centers for Disease tracks community vaccination rates along with COVID-19 transmission numbers at: https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#datatracker-home
In the meantime, the best ways you can protect yourself from COVID-19 is by:
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