For Appointments: (515) 294-5801

COVID-19 Vaccinations

Iowa State strongly encourages students, faculty and staff to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Thielen Student Health Center (TSHC) offers COVID-19 vaccinations for students. Schedule an appointment by calling 515-294-5801. Employees are encouraged to contact their medical provider.

For additional vaccine options:

  • Search
  • Text your ZIP code to 438-829
  • Call 1-800-232-0233 to find locations near you.

Please remember that you cannot ask students or employees if they have received the vaccine.

Area and statewide vaccination information

Finding an updated Bivalent COVID-19 Booster

CDC recommends that people ages 5 years and older receive one updated (bivalent) booster if it has been at least 2 months since their last COVID-19 vaccine dose, whether that was:

• Their final primary series dose, or
• An original (monovalent) booster
People who have gotten more than one original (monovalent) booster are also recommended to get an updated (bivalent) booster.

To find an updated bivalent booster:

• Search
• Text your zip code to 438829
• Call 1-800-232-0233

Get the facts about the COVID-19 vaccine

State of Iowa Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Authorized vaccines

What to expect


V-safe: The CDC’s smartphone-based, after-vaccination health checker for people who receive COVID-19 vaccines. V-safe uses text messaging and web surveys from the CDC to check in with vaccine recipients following COVID-19 vaccination. V-safe also provides second vaccine dose reminders if needed, and follow-up calls to anyone who reports medically significant adverse events.

Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS): The national system that collects reports from healthcare professionals, vaccine manufacturers, and the public of adverse events that happen after vaccination; reports of adverse events that are unexpected, appear to happen more often than expected, or have unusual patterns are followed up with specific studies.