COVID-19 Vaccinations

Protect yourself, your family, and your community. 

Vaccines will help bring the COVID-19 pandemic to an end.


Available data right now show that all three of the COVID-19 vaccines approved or authorized in the United States continue to be highly effective in reducing risk of severe disease, hospitalization, and death, even against the widely circulating Delta variant. Vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself and reduce the spread of the virus and help prevent new variants from emerging.

Everyone 12 years of age and older is eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccination. Please get vaccinated when you can. Majol  |  Español

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CDC Recommends Booster Doses for All Three Vaccines

As of Oct. 21, 2021, the CDC's  Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends a booster dose for all three available COVID-19 vaccines in the United States. Individuals may self-attest (i.e., self-report that they are eligible) and receive a booster shot wherever vaccines are offered.

In general, the same vaccine used for the first vaccination series should be used for the booster; however, eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. Some people may have a preference for the vaccine type that they originally received and others, may prefer to get a different booster. The CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots.

Updated Guidance for Booster Doses of Pfizer & Moderna

Effective immediately, the CDC recommends for individuals who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, the following groups are eligible for a booster shot at 6 months or more after their initial series:

  • People 65 years and older
  • People 18 years and older who reside in long-term care settings
  • People aged 18 years and older with underlying medical conditions
  • People aged 18 years and older who work or live in high-risk settings

Updated Guidance for Booster Doses of Johnson & Johnson

Effective immediately, CDC recommends:

  • People aged 18 years and older who received a single dose Johnson & Johnson (J&J) primary series (1 dose) should receive a COVID-19 booster dose at least 2 months after the first dose.
  • The J&J vaccine does not have eligibility criteria for the booster dose. (Anyone who received a shot of J&J is now eligible for a booster.)

Most local vaccination providers have Pfizer and Moderna.  Supplies of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine are currently limited so residents seeking that vaccine/booster are encouraged to first check with their provider or the Dubuque Visiting Nurses Association.

Vaccination Clinics

Friday, Oct. 22, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Dubuque Visiting Nurses Association, 660 Iowa St., Dubuque

Walk-in boosters of Pfizer and vaccinations of Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson administered by the Dubuque Visiting Nurses Association.

Monday, Oct. 25, 4 – 7 p.m.

Dubuque Visiting Nurses Association, 660 Iowa St., Dubuque

Walk-in boosters of Pfizer and vaccinations of Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson administered by the Dubuque Visiting Nurses Association.

Wednesday, Oct. 27, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 - 3 p.m.

Medical Associates East Campus, Lower Level, 1000 Langworthy St., Dubuque

Boosters of Pfizer and vaccinations of Pfizer. To schedule an appointment, call 563-584-3200.

Friday, Oct. 29, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Dubuque Visiting Nurses Association, 660 Iowa St., Dubuque

Walk-in boosters of Pfizer and vaccinations of Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson administered by the Dubuque Visiting Nurses Association.

Friday, Nov. 5, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Dubuque Visiting Nurses Association, 660 Iowa St., Dubuque

Walk-in boosters of Pfizer and vaccinations of Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson administered by the Dubuque Visiting Nurses Association.

Friday, Nov. 12, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Dubuque Visiting Nurses Association, 660 Iowa St., Dubuque

Walk-in boosters of Pfizer and vaccinations of Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson administered by the Dubuque Visiting Nurses Association.

Monday, Nov. 15, 4 – 7 p.m.

Dubuque Visiting Nurses Association, 660 Iowa St., Dubuque

Walk-in boosters of Pfizer and vaccinations of Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson administered by the Dubuque Visiting Nurses Association.


Vaccination Appointments & Walk-Ins

Crescent Community Health Center

1690 Elm St #300, Dubuque, IA 52001  |  Visit Website
Walk-ins are available during operating hours.

CVS Pharmacy (Target)

3500 Dodger Street, Dubuque, IA 52003  |  Visit Website
Walk-ins are available during operating hours.

Dubuque County Visiting Nurse Association

660 Iowa Street, Dubuque, IA 52001  |  Visit Website
Walk-ins are available during operating hours.

Epic Health & Wellness

1075 Cedar Cross Road Suite 1, Dubuque, IA 52003
Appointment required for COVID-19 vaccination.
Schedule an appointment online at www.epichealth.net

Grand River Medical Group Acute Clinic & Urgent Care

Acute Care: NW Arterial, Inside Hy-Vee, Dubuque, IA 52002
Urgent Care: 3500 Dodge Street Suite 135, Dubuque, IA 52003
Walk-ins are available during operating hours. |  Visit Website 

Hartig Drug - All Pharmacy Locations

Walk-ins are available at all locations during operating hours.  |  Visit Website

Hy-Vee - All Dubuque Pharmacy Locations

Walk-ins are available at all locations during operating hours.  |  Visit Website

INFOCUS Pharmacy

1690 Elm Street Suite 200, Dubuque, IA 52001  |  Visit Website
Walk-ins are available during operating hours.

Medical Associates East & West Campus

East Campus: 100 Langworthy Street, Dubuque, IA 52001
West Campus: 1500 Associates Drive, Dubuque, IA 52002
Walk-ins are available during operating hours. | Visit Website

MercyOne

All locations including Dyersville and Cascade Pharmacy  |  Visit Website
Walk-ins are available at all locations during operating hours.

Unity Point Health/Finley

All Primary Care Clinics including Peosta Pharmacy  |  Visit Website
Walk-ins are available at all locations during operating hours.

Walgreens

All Pharmacy Locations  |  Visit Website
Walk-ins are available at all locations during operating hours.

Walmart Pharmacy

4200 Dodge Street, Dubuque, IA 52003  |  Visit Website
Walk-ins are available during operating hours.

Sleeves Up! Call Center: 563.690.MAKE

Need assistance making a vaccination appointment?

Dubuque county residents who need assistance making a vaccination appointment can call 563.690.MAKE (6253). Vaccine navigators will help residents find local vaccination opportunities and waiting lists provided by Dubuque County healthcare providers and pharmacies as well as public clinics when they are offered. If all call center lines are busy, the call will be transferred to voicemail where callers can leave their contact information for a return call. The Sleeves Up! call center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Friday.


Free Rides to Vaccine Clinics

Need transportation to a vaccination clinic appointment?

Dubuque County Regional Transit Authority (RTA) is providing free rides to COVID-19 vaccine clinic appointments. RTA services are open to the general public and available to persons of all income levels. All vehicles are wheelchair accessible. Please schedule your free ride as soon as your appointment is confirmed with the vaccine clinic and a minimum of 24 hours in advance. To schedule, call 563.588.4592 or 1-800-839-5005 (toll free) or dial 711 for Relay Iowa. All trip requests are subject to RTA availability.

As of Oct. 20, 2021

Dubuque County Vaccinations

58.2% of all county residents fully vaccinated

Vaccinations Completed

(2nd Dose)

55,312

Vaccinations Started 

(1st Dose)

2,213