Public Health Stresses Importance of Seasonal Vaccinations

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Greene County Public Health to Hold Flu & COVID-19 Vacc

IMPORTANT UPDATE for ADULTS from Greene County Public Health:

Due to a limited supply of COVID vaccine, we will offer FLU VACCINE ONLY at our clinics, including our October 18 Drive-through Clinic. No COVID vaccine will be available.

Many pharmacies are offering the COVID vaccine, including Jefferson’s Hy-Vee (515-386-4151), and Medicap (515-386-2164), who expects their supply to arrive by late October. 

Want to get your KIDS (6 months-18 years)the pediatric COVID vaccine? Please give us a call; we can add them to our waiting list. 

For kids and adults without health insurance, please call us! 

We are very sorry for the inconvenience, but thank you for your understanding and support! Please call us if you have questions or need help finding the COVID vaccine (515-386-3228).


JEFFERSON, Iowa – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates there were as many 54 million cases of the flu, up to 650,000 hospitalizations and as many as 58,000 flu-related deaths between October 1, 2022 and April 30, 2023.

Vaccinations can help lower your risk of becoming one of these numbers during the 2023/2024 flu season. However, the flu is not the only concern for medical professionals. With the recent uptick in COVID-19 and RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) cases, there are some concerns that a “tripledemic” could occur with all three viruses prevalent at the same time.

“One way to mitigate your own risk is to get vaccinated,” said Director of Greene County Public Health, Becky Wolf. “Vaccinations are particularly important for the elderly and those who are at higher risk because of other health issues. We recommend that everyone protect themselves and those they love by getting flu and COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters this fall.”

Public Health will be offering flu and COVID vaccination clinics every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to noon and on Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Public Health office, 1000 West Lincoln Way in Jefferson.

There will also be a drive-through clinic held Wednesday, October 18 from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Clover Hall on the Greene County Fairgrounds.

Appointments for all clinics can be made by logging on to or calling Public Health at 515-386-3228.