Updated COVID-19 boosters and flu vaccinations now available for employees – The Loop – University of Iowa Health Care

Whether you’re hoping to get the updated (bivalent) COVID-19 booster, the flu vaccination, or both, getting vaccinated through UI Health Care is easy.

Beginning tomorrow, employees and volunteers who would like to receive their flu vaccination and COVID-19 booster —if eligible—at the same time can do so.

Is it safe to receive the COVID-19 booster and a flu vaccination at the same time?

Yes, both flu and COVID-19 vaccines can be administered at the same visit. In addition to flu vaccine, the COVID-19 vaccine can be given at the same time as other vaccines as well.

However, you do not have to receive both vaccinations at the same time. In general, the primary vaccination series and subsequent boosters provide a high level of protection against serious illness. This updated booster helps us to get on a more regular schedule for vaccinations, similar to the annual flu vaccine.

Employees are encouraged to bring their COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card when receiving their updated booster.

What to do before vaccination (for flu and COVID-19 boosters)

Those who wish to receive a flu vaccination OR an updated (bivalent) COVID-19 booster must first complete their ReadySet surveys.*

Visit uehc.link/MyReadySet and click “Health Surveys” to get started.

Where you can get vaccinated

You can receive both your flu vaccine and a COVID-19 booster from 7:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Pediatric Conference Center (Elevator F, Level 2) or by visiting a local pharmacy.

Employees working at UI Health Care–Iowa River Landing can also schedule their COVID-19 booster through MyChart.

Flu vaccinations are also available at several scheduled clinics.