Protect yourself, your family, and your community.
Vaccines will help bring the COVID-19 pandemic to an end.
Effective April 5, 2021, all Iowans age 16 and older are eligible for vaccinations. Please get vaccinated when you can
Ways to Get Vaccinated
Walk-In/No-Appointment Vaccination Clinics
A series of walk-in vaccine clinics to be held for Dubuque County residents to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. No appointments are required, and receiving the vaccine is free of charge. Local healthcare providers will be hosting the open clinics on:
- Tuesday, April 20, from Noon - 5 p.m. at the Kennedy Mall Vaccination Clinic (Former Younker’s Women’s Store at 555 J.F.K. Rd., Dubuque). Operated by Grand River Medical Group.
- Wednesday, April 21, from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Kennedy Mall Vaccination Clinic. Operated by Grand River Medical Group.
- Thursday, April 22, from Noon - 7 p.m. at the Grand River Center Vaccination Clinic (500 Bell St., Dubuque, in the parking garage as drive-through only). Operated by the Dubuque Fire Department.
- Saturday, April 24, 8 a.m. - Noon at the Kennedy Mall Vaccination Clinic. Operated by the Dubuque Visiting Nurses Association & UnityPoint Health - Finley Hospital.
Residents are encouraged to take advantage of these limited-time opportunities.
Healthcare Provider Appointments
Healthcare providers are contacting their primary care patients by phone, text, and email to offer vaccination appointments as vaccine supplies allow. If you have not yet been contacted by your primary care provider, they will contact you as supplies increase.
Sleeves Up! Phone Number: 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 Clinic
211 Iowa Vaccine Navigation
Any Iowan, age 65 years and older, may call 211 for assistance in making an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination. During the process, 211 Vaccine Navigators will have the ability to schedule older Iowans into vaccine appointments, through a private scheduling portal, at Hy-Vee Pharmacies. Additional pharmacies may take part in this partnership in the future but for now, the program is exclusively with Hy-Vee.
The 211 call specialists will ask for seniors' names and age or birthdates, but will not ask for social security numbers, insurance or financial information. This phase will extend through the balance of the calendar year and over time, and as more vaccine becomes available, additional groups of Iowans who need help navigating the vaccine process will be able to contact 211 for assistance. Call specialists will be available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day.