COVID-19 Vaccinations

Protect yourself, your family, and your community.

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

COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. Millions of people in the United States have received COVID-19 vaccines under the most intense safety monitoring in US history. 

The CDC recommends COVID-19 vaccines for everyone 6 months and older and boosters for everyone 5 years and older, if eligible.  

Use CDC’s COVID-19 booster tool to learn if and when your child or teen can get boosters to stay up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines. Majol  |  Español

Get Vaccinated and Stay Up to Date

For the best protection, everyone 6 months and older is recommended to stay up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines, which includes getting boosters if eligible.

A person is fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving all recommended doses in the primary series of their COVID-19 vaccination.

A person is up to date with their COVID-19 vaccination if they have received all recommended doses in the primary series and one booster when eligible. Getting a second booster is not necessary to be considered up to date at this time.

As with vaccines for other diseases, people are best protected against infection with the virus that causes COVID-19 when they stay up to date with vaccinations. Get more information.

Who Can Get a Booster Shot

  • Everyone ages 5 years and older should get 1 booster after completing their COVID-19 vaccine primary series.

  • Adults ages 50 years and older and people ages 12 years and older who are moderately or severely immunocompromised should get 2 boosters.

Get more information on when you can get a booster.


  • You do not have to get your booster shot where you received your first series/shot.
  • You may choose which COVID-19 vaccine you receive as a booster shot. Some people may prefer the vaccine type that they originally received, and others may prefer to get a different booster. CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots.
  • Please take your CDC Vaccination Record card to your booster shot appointment so the provider can fill in the information about your booster dose.

Sleeves Up! Dubuque County (PNG)

Vaccination Clinics

Dubuque Visiting Nurses Association, 660 Iowa St., Dubuque

Walk-in vaccinations and boosters of Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson for all ages eligible.  Clinics are scheduled for:

  • Friday, July 29, am  - 4:30 pm 
  • Friday, August 5, am  - 4:30 pm 
  • Monday, August 8, 3 - 6 pm

  • Friday, August 12, am  - 4:30 pm 
  • Friday, August 19, am  - 4:30 pm 
  • Friday, August 26, am  - 4:30 pm 
  • Monday, August 29, 3 - 6 pm

Vaccination Appointments & Walk-Ins

Crescent Community Health Center
1690 Elm St #300, Dubuque, IA 52001 
Schedule an appointment by calling 563-690-2863  |  Visit Website 

CVS Pharmacy (Target)
3500 Dodge Street, Dubuque, IA 52003
Schedule an appointment online. |  Visit Website

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

Epic Health & Wellness
1075 Cedar Cross Road Suite 1, Dubuque, IA 52003
Schedule an appointment online. | Visit Website

Grand River Medical Group Clinics
Providing vaccines through appointment only at clinic locations. |  Visit Website  

Hartig Drug - All Pharmacy Locations
Schedule an appointment online for any location.  |  Visit Website 

Hy-Vee - All Dubuque Pharmacy Locations
Schedule an appointment online for any location.  |  Visit Website 

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

Medical Associates East & West Clinic
East Campus: 100 Langworthy Street, Dubuque, IA 52001
West Campus: 1500 Associates Drive, Dubuque, IA 52002
Patients can call 563-584-3200 to schedule an appointment. | Visit Website 

All locations including Dyersville and Cascade Pharmacy  
Schedule an appointment online for any location.|  Visit Website

Unity Point Health - Dubuque
All Primary Care Clinics including Peosta Pharmacy 
Schedule an appointment online, or find walk-in availability at select locations. | Visit Website 

PEDIATRIC VACCINATIONS: COVID-19 vaccinations for children ages 6 months to 11 are being administered at UnityPoint Clinic primary care locations for existing UnityPoint Clinic patients only. To schedule an appointment, please call one of the following clinics: 

  • UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine – Pennsylvania Avenue | 563-588-8060
  • UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine and Walk-In Care – Peosta | 563-557-2920
  • UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine and Walk-In Care – Cascade | 563-852-5050

All Pharmacy Locations 
Schedule an appointment online for any location. |  Visit Website 

Walmart Pharmacy
4200 Dodge Street, Dubuque, IA 52003 
Schedule an appointment online. | Visit Website

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

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.