Friday, April 23, 2021

Student Health hosts first COVID-19 vaccine clinic for students

Here’s a look at this week’s COVID-19 vaccine clinic for University of Iowa students, hosted by Student Health. Over two days, nearly 2,000 students received the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. If you haven’t been vaccinated yet, it’s not too late. To learn more about how to get vaccinated on campus, see the UI Coronavirus website.

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The American College Health Association recommends students get vaccinated as soon as possible.

Thanks to increased supply from Johnson County, Student Health is now able to begin providing a second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to students regardless of where they received their first dose. Doses must still be three weeks apart, but this gives students more flexibility and may be more convenient. If you need a second dose of Moderna please call Student Health at 319-335-9704.

Students can schedule their appointment by signing in to MyUI using their HawkID.

If students want to get their first dose on campus through Student Health and their second dose elsewhere, they should check with a provider in their home county and state to ensure availability. Then get vaccinated as soon as possible.


Employees who wish to be vaccinated by the University Employee Health Clinic must first complete a COVID-19 immunization survey in your ReadySet employee health record. This brief survey of your medical history, similar to the survey required for the flu vaccine, is required to become vaccinated and triggers the process to self-schedule the vaccination appointment.

We urge you to complete the appropriate immunization survey and get vaccinated as soon as you can.

Johnson County vaccination progress

County Population Total doses administered to Iowa residents Total doses administered to Johnson County residents Two-dose series initiated Two-dose series completed Single-dose series completed % of Johnson County residents with two-dose series initiated and two- and single-dose series completed % of Johnson County residents with two-and single-dose series completed
Johnson 151,140 2,061,510 126,852 22,197 50,591 3,473 50.46% 35.77%

The University of Iowa strongly encourages students, faculty, and staff to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, in consultation with their health care provider.

Please keep in mind immunity is not achieved immediately after receiving the vaccine. It also will take time for everyone who wants to be vaccinated to receive the required doses. In the meantime, we can continue to protect ourselves and each other by wearing a mask, maintaining physical distance from others, washing our hands frequently, and avoiding indoor gatherings with others outside our household. More information about the state of Iowa’s vaccine administration is available here.

University of Iowa self-reported COVID-19 testing

These data reflect new cases since April 21, 2021.

The University of Iowa has published an updated snapshot of self-reported positive COVID-19 tests from faculty, staff, and students.

Number of self-reported cases of COVID-19


  • New cases: 7
  • Total cases: 3,164


  • New cases: 0
  • Total cases: 486

These numbers reflect only self-reported positive or presumed positive COVID-19 tests from UI faculty, staff, and students on the academic campus since Aug. 18, 2020. These data will not match data reported by UI Hospitals & Clinics or by the Iowa Department of Public Health for several reasons, including different testing time intervals and geographic scope. Students who also are employees of the university are only reported in the student number to avoid double counting. The UI has more than 30,000 students and nearly 30,000 employees. Many employees continue to work remotely but have self-reported to authorize sick leave.

Number of residence hall students in quarantine: 0*

Number of residence hall students in self-isolation: 4**

*Quarantine: Quarantine is used to keep someone who might have been exposed to COVID-19 away from others.

**Self-isolation: Isolation is used to separate people infected.