COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Current Status Updates from Jasper County Health Department: 

  • February 1, 2021 starts phase 1B with those 65 years old and older. 
  • Limited supply
  • Appointments only - for those age 65+ at the following two locations:
Medicap - NewtonNewton Clinic

Check the link for available appointments:

All paperwork and schedule is available online.

Newton Clinic is now offering a quick text message option that gives more information on the current COVID Vaccine update. Text covidmm to 641-792-2112. You will get a response back of the current status.

If you have general questions about the vaccine, call 211.  Resource specialists are available 24 hours a day to answer basic questions. Check with your health care provider with questions specific to your health situation.

Vaccine Distribution to Priority Populations - Phase 1

Iowa is currently vaccinating individuals in Phase 1A, that includes health care providers and long term care residents.

Phase 1B begins February 1, 2021.  However, vaccine remains in short supply. This means not everyone in Phase 1B will be able to get vaccinated right away. To help balance vaccine supply with the Phase 1B demands, IDPH has implemented a tiered prioritization, outlined below.  IDPH remains in close contact with our federal partners to communicate Iowa’s need for additional vaccines.

Flyer showing Phase1B tiers in order of priority. Opens in new window

Phase 1B Priority Populations:

Persons aged 65 years and over. OR, the following populations vulnerable to high risk of exposure or severity of illness (listed in order of priority):

Tier 1

  • First Responders
  • PK-12 staff, early childhood education, childcare workers

Tier 2

  • Frontline essential workers in food, agriculture, distribution, and manufacturing sectors who live or work in non-social distanced settings
  • Individuals with disabilities living in home settings and their direct care staff

Tier 3

  • Staff and individuals living in congregate settings not covered by previous Phase or Tier
  • Government officials, including staff, engaged in business at the State Capitol

Tier 4

  • Inspectors responsible for health, life and safety

Tier 5

  • Correctional facility staff and individuals incarcerated

IDPH continues to urge Iowans that while the vaccine is still a scarce resource, to practice virus mitigation efforts.

V-Safe After Vaccination Health Checker

CDC has created a way for you to report how you feel after COVID-19 vaccination through a smartphone-based tool that uses text messaging and web surveys to check in with you. You can sign up for v-safe by clicking here. Below are additional v-safe fact sheets and posters along with simple instructions to sign up.