COVID-19 Vaccine Updates

COVID-19 vaccines available in the United States are effective at protecting people from getting seriously ill, being hospitalized, and dying. As with other vaccine-preventable diseases, you are best protected from COVID-19 when you stay up to date with the recommended vaccinations.

COVID-19 vaccines recommended for use in the United States:

  • Pfizer-BioNTech
  • Moderna
  • Novavax


COVID-19 Vaccines: 2023–2024 Updated, Bivalent, and Original

As of September 12, 2023, the 2023–2024 updated Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines were recommended by CDC for use in the United States.

The 2023–2024 updated COVID-19 vaccines more closely targets the XBB lineage of the Omicron variant and could restore protection against severe COVID-19 that may have decreased over time. We anticipate the updated vaccines will be better at fighting currently circulating variants.

Novavax’s updated COVID-19 vaccine is currently under review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for emergency use authorization (EUA) in individuals aged 12 and older.


When Are You Up to Date?

Everyone aged 5 years and older You are up to date when you get 1 updated COVID-19 vaccine
Children aged 6 months—4 years You are up to date when you get all recommended doses, including at least 1 dose of updated COVID-19 vaccine
Children aged 6 months—5 years who got the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine You are up to date when you get 2 Moderna COVID-19 vaccine doses, including at least 1 updated COVID-19 vaccine dose
People who got the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine You are up to date when you get the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine doses approved for your age group or when you get 1 updated COVID-19 vaccine
People who got the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine You are up to date when you get 1 updated COVID-19 vaccine


Where Can You Get Vaccinated?

Individuals who wish to get the COVID-19 vaccination should call their local pharmacy or hospital/clinic. Below is the contact information for local pharmacies. Marion County Public Health will not be holding COVID-19 vaccination clinics, however, you can give us a call to see if we have any vaccine in stock.

Location Address City Phone Number
Marion County Public Health Department 2003 N. Lincoln St Knoxville 641-828-2238
Medicap Pharmacy 318 N. Lincoln St Knoxville 641-828-7312
Hy-Vee Pharmacy – Knoxville 809 W. Rock Island St Knoxville 641-842-2512
Hy-Vee Pharmacy – Pella 118 SE 9th St Pella 641-628-1280
Pella Regional Health Center Pharmacy 802 Washington St Pella 641-628-1612
Wal-Mart Pharmacy – Knoxville 814 W. Bell Ave Knoxville 641-828-6183
Wal-Mart Pharmacy – Pella 1650 Washington St Pella 641-628-9227


Please feel free to call our office at 641-828-2238 if you have any questions.  Questions can also be emailed to

Visit the CDC for more information on COVID-19 Vaccines.

If you would like someone to contact you, please fill out our contact form.

You can also call the Marion County Public Health Department at 641-828-2238.

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2003 N Lincoln St
PO Box 152
Knoxville, IA 50138

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