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Reportable Disease Hotline

To report diseases immediately, use the Iowa Department of Public Health 24/7 disease reporting telephone hotline: 1-800-362-2736. 

 
Want to know when and how to report certain diseases view IDPH's Disease Reporting Poster.

Disease Tracker

Interested in knowing what illnesses are being reported in Woodbury County? Find out by viewing our Disease Tracker.

Radon

Testing your home for radon is easy and inexpensive. Test kits are available at SDHD for only $7. Learn more about radon and testing your home. 

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Smoke Free Housing

Learn more about owning or renting a smoke free apartment and which Woodbury County apartment complexes are smoke free.

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Please read the Iowa WIC Rights & Responsibilities statement before your scheduled certification appointment(s). Lea la Declaración de derechos y responsabilidades de WIC de Iowa antes de su(s) cita(s) de certificación. 

Iowa WIC Rights & Responsibilities statement (French)

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IMMUNIZATIONS

Need a copy of your child's immunization record? Click Here. Must have name, date of birth, and a Social Security or Medicaid number.

To schedule an appointment, call 712-279-6119 and ask for the clinic.

Immunization eligibility information for Vaccine for Children's (VFC) program in English and Spanish 

Click here for more information.

All clinics held at SDHD, 1014 Nebraska St.

There is a $15.00 administration fee per child for all non-Iowa Medicaid children receiving vaccinations through our immunization clinics.  We accept cash, check, credit or debit cards for payment at this time. In addition, we are unable to accept children with Hawk-I coverage.  These children should be taken to their physician for immunizations.

  

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information PDF Print E-mail

 

Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Update:

On April 12, 2021, the CDC and FDA announced a pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine due to a small number of reports of a rare and severe type of blood clot, in order to further review these cases and assess their significance.  There have been 6 cases of this type of blood clot reported out of over 6.8 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine that have been administered in the US, so it is extremely rare with less than one case for each one million doses administered.    

SDHD will be pausing use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine until further notice; however, this vaccine is only a very small percentage of the vaccine that has been given in Woodbury County.  SDHD did have some small clinics planned to administer Johnson & Johnson vaccine this week that will be postponed at this time.  

View the April 12, 2021 Joint Statement from the CDC and FDA on the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

 


 

 

Open Eligibility April 5

 


 

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Appointments

April 27, 2021 Clinic - Siouxland Expo Center

These appointments are open to Iowa residents age 16 and older who need their first dose of vaccine.  This clinic will be using the Pfizer vaccine, which is approved for use in individuals age 16 and older.  Click here to register for a vaccination appointment.

See below for more information, including how to make an appointment over the phone.

If you have health questions or concerns regarding the vaccine or are wondering about vaccination after recent COVID infection, please consult your health care provider.  Allow at least 14 days between receiving any other vaccination before receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.

 


The next public COVID-19 vaccination clinic for Woodbury County is scheduled for:

  • Tuesday, April 27th  4:15 - 6:30 P.M.

 

Location:  Siouxland Expo Center, 550 S. Lafayette Street in Sioux City

 

Who is eligible: Iowa residents age 16 and older.

Individuals under age 18 must have parental consent for the vaccine. A parent can accompany their child, or send written consent.

If you have health questions or concerns regarding the vaccine or are wondering about vaccination after recent COVID infection, please consult your health care provider.  Allow at least 14 days between receiving any other vaccination before receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.

 

How to register for an appointment:

Online: 

Click here to register for a vaccination appointment.

On the registration page, there is a calendar near the bottom and the dates with appointments available are shown in black.  Click on the date and the times available will be shown.  If there are no dates in black, or it shows that no appointments are available, then the appointments are filled.  Please check back, as we do get cancellations and these appointments are made available again.

By Phone:

Call 712-234-3922 between 3:00 and 4:30 P.M. 

For additional details about clinics at the Siouxland Expo Center, including location, parking, accomodations, forms, and other instructions, please click this link. 


If you received your first dose at an SDHD clinic and need to reschedule a second dose, please contact our office at 712-279-6119.   

You can search for additional vaccine providers in our community at https://vaccinate.iowa.gov/providers/.   


Need to cancel or reschedule your COVID-19 vaccine?  Did you know you can do that on-line?  Simply click on the link provided in your appointment confirmation email. Please remember that clinic dates and times are limited.  If you are registered for a vaccine appointment and no longer need the appointment because you can't make it or have received the vaccine somewhere else, please go online and cancel your appointment so that it can be made available to someone else.   


Have an appointment at a Tyson Event Center clinic? Find details about these clinics at this link. 

 

Details about clinics held at the Siouxland Expo Center can be found at this link.

 


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2-1-2021 SDHD Press Release - Woodbury County Enters Phase 1B of COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

1-6-2021 SDHD Press Release - COVID-19 Vaccine Update for Woodbury County

12-14-2020 SDHD Press Release - COVID-19 Vaccine Update

 
 
COVID-19 Vaccine Information
SDHD along with other local and state health departments across the county have begun planning for the receipt and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. Here is what you should know:
 
1.   The safety of COVID-19 vaccines is a top priority. The U.S. vaccine safety system ensures that all vaccines are as safe as possible.
 
2.   There will be a limited supply of vaccine that is expected to increase in the weeks and months to come.  
 
3.   Because supply is expected to be limited at first, the vaccine will be prioritized to certain groups such as health care workers, people 65 years of age or older, people at high risk for severe COVID-19 disease due to underlying conditions, and those who live and work in critical industries where social distancing is difficult. Even though a group may be eligible for vaccine, does not mean that there is currently enough vaccine for everyone in that group who wants it. Vaccine supply is expected to increase substantially in 2021 and eventually be available for everyone who wants it. We appreciate everyone's patience and understanding as we push out vaccine to identified priority groups.
 
4.   Both of the vaccines currently in use require TWO doses for full effectiveness.  The Pfizer vaccine requires 21 days between doses, and the Moderna vaccine requires 28 days between doses. The different vaccine products will NOT be interchangeable - the series of two doses must be completed with the same vaccine product. When you are vaccinated, you will receive a card identifying which vaccine you received, and when you need to receive your next dose.  Full protection is reached about two weeks after receiving the second dose.  
 
5.   COVID-19 vaccines will not give you COVID-19. None of the COVID-19 vaccines currently in development in the United States use the live virus that causes COVID-19. There are several different types of vaccines in development. However, the goal for each of them is to teach our immune systems how to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19. It typically takes a few weeks for the body to build immunity after vaccination. That means it’s possible a person could be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 just before or just after vaccination and get sick. This is because the vaccine has not had enough time to provide protection.
 
6.   COVID-19 vaccines will not cause you to test positive on COVID-19 viral tests. Vaccines currently in clinical trials in the United States won’t cause you to test positive on viral tests, which are used to see if you have a current infection. If your body develops an immune response, which is the goal of vaccination, there is a possibility you may test positive on some antibody tests. Antibody tests indicate you had a previous infection and that you may have some level of protection against the virus. Experts are currently looking at how COVID-19 vaccination may affect antibody testing results.
 
7.   People who have gotten sick with COVID-19 will still benefit from getting vaccinated. Due to the severe health risks associated with COVID-19 and the fact that re-infection with COVID-19 is possible, people may be advised to get a COVID-19 vaccine even if they have been sick with COVID-19 before. At this time, experts do not know how long someone is protected from getting sick again after recovering from COVID-19. The immunity someone gains from having an infection, called natural immunity, varies from person to person. Some early evidence suggests natural immunity may not last very long in some people.  We won’t know how long immunity produced by vaccination lasts until we have a vaccine and more data on how well it works.
 
8.   Getting vaccinated can help prevent people from getting sick with COVID-19. While many people with COVID-19 have only a mild illness, others may get a severe illness or they may even die. There is no way to know how COVID-19 will affect you, even if you are not at increased risk of severe complications. If you get sick, you also may spread the disease to friends, family, and others around you while you are sick. COVID-19 vaccination helps protect you by creating an antibody response without having to experience sickness.
 
9.   It is possible to have both the flu and COVID-19 simultaneously making it more important than ever to get a flu vaccine this season. The flu vaccine will not protect against COVID-19, however flu vaccination has many other important benefits. Flu vaccines have been shown to reduce the risk of flu illness, hospitalization and death. Getting a flu shot will reduce the risk of becoming hospitalized with the flu and help conserve potentially scarce health care resources. The CDC recommends everyone older than 6 months of age receive a yearly flu vaccine. If you are currently having trouble obtaining a flu shot this year please call SDHD at 712-279-6119 and we can assist you.
 
10. SDHD has been and continues to work with the state of Iowa, local health care providers, and other partners to discuss the logistics of disseminating the vaccine. 
 
11. SDHD is currently working on providing informational and additional technical assistance on proper storage and handling of the vaccine with partners who plan to provide vaccines.
 
12. For more information about COVID-19 vaccine, you can visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/faq.html or the Iowa Department of Public Health at https://idph.iowa.gov/Emerging-Health-Issues/Novel-Coronavirus/Vaccine.  
 
 

 
 
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