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:
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.
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit the CDC for more information on COVID-19 Vaccines.