Linn County Public Health will hold vaccine clinics in six schools in September. The clinics are open to anyone age 12 and older, with parental consent required for those under age 18. All who receive a vaccine will receive a $50 Walmart gift card.
Wednesday, Sept. 8, 3 to 5 p.m.,
Wilson Middle School, 2301 J St SW, Cedar Rapids
- Visitors will enter through the northeast door of the corner of the building—same door as for sporting or fine arts events. Parking will be in the main lot on the east side of the building.
Thursday, Sept. 9, 3 to 5 p.m.,
Metro High School, 1212 7th St SE, Cedar Rapids
- Clinic will be held in the gym. Park in the south parking lot off Seventh Street.
Monday, Sept. 13, 3 to 5 p.m.,
Franklin Middle School, 300 20th St NE, Cedar Rapids
- Clinic will be held in rooms 332/334. Visitors will enter through Door #2 along B Avenue, the handicapped accessible door. Parking will be available along B Avenue.
Wednesday, Sept. 15, 3 to 5 p.m.,
Harding Middle School, 4801 Golf St NE, Cedar Rapids
- Clinic will be held in the auditorium. Visitors will enter through the main entrance.
Friday, Sept. 17, 1 to 3 p.m.
McKinley Middle School, 620 10th St SE, Cedar Rapids
- Clinic will be held in the main office conference room. Park in the visitor parking spaces. Enter the building through the McKinley Street entrance.
Monday, Sept. 20, 3 to 5 p.m.,
Taft Middle School, 5200 E Ave NW, Cedar Rapids
- Clinic will be held in the auditorium. Visitors will use the main entrance.
- COVID 19-vaccines are effective. They can keep you from getting and spreading the virus that causes COVID-19.
- COVID-19 vaccines also help keep you from getting seriously ill even if you do get COVID-19.
- Getting vaccinated yourself may also protect people around you, particularly people at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
- The Delta variant causes more infections and spreads faster than earlier forms of the virus that causes COVID-19. It might cause more severe illness than previous strains in unvaccinated people.
- Vaccines continue to reduce a person’s risk of contracting the virus that cause COVID-19, including this variant.
- Vaccines continue to be highly effective at preventing hospitalization and death, including against this variant.
- Fully vaccinated people with breakthrough infections from this variant appear to be infectious for a shorter period.