COVID-19 Vaccine Information

It's everyone's turn to get vaccinated.

Patients who need a COVID-19 vaccination or booster are encouraged to call their Genesis primary care provider. Those who do not have a provider can receive a vaccination or booster at Genesis Convenient Care locations at LeClaire, By Reservation, Davenport, HealthPlex, Davenport or HealthPlex, Moline.

    Is the vaccine safe?

    The vaccines currently available have gone through a rigorous testing process and analysis that is used for every vaccine to be sure that each vaccine is effective and safe.

    Vaccines are safe--here's how we know

    What does a COVID-19 Vaccine do?

    The vaccine does not contain live or dead virus. It contains genetic material called mRNA. It is synthetic mRNA made in the laboratory. It contains instructions for a protein known as S protein.

    This mRNA is enclosed in a lipid envelope in the vaccine. Once the vaccine is given, it is taken up by cells. Inside the cytoplasm, mRNA is released from its envelope. Then mRNA makes S protein. This S protein then incites immune response from body. The vaccine recipient makes antibody against this S protein which helps build immunity against COVID-19.

    Learn more about the vaccines and how they work

    When might I get a COVID-19 vaccine?

    COVID-19 vaccines are being made available in phases, based on guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Iowa Department of Public Health, and the Illinois Department of Public Health.

    Learn about who will get the vaccines first, how the phases of availability are being decided, and what you can do to find out when you might expect to be eligible to get vaccinated.

    Can I get the vaccine? Latest update here

    COVID-19 Vaccination Informational Resources

    Government Resources (i.e. Federal, State, Local)

    Federal

    CDC

    Website | CDC
    Website | V-safe
    Website | Vaccine Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers (EUA)

    State of Iowa

    Iowa Department of Public Health

    Website | Iowa Department of Public Health

    State of Illinois

    Website | Illinois Department of Public Health

    County Level Resources

    Iowa

    Website | Scott County Health Department

    Illinois

    Website | Rock Island County Health Department