Johnson County Public Health

Johnson County Public Health


Congratulations to Johnson County Public Health for this more-than-deserved recognition. We are very thankful for you.
We can't think of a better, more deserving group of people! Thank you to Johnson County Public Health for all of your hard work over the last couple of years. 💚
This holiday season, the best way to spread peace on Earth and goodwill toward all is to get vaccinated! COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and free for anyone 5 years old and up, and boosters are available to those who need them. Follow our friends at Johnson County Public Health and click on the link to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccines and schedule your appointment!

No matter what your age, COVID can leave you with long-term symptoms. Learn more about how a local 22-year-old still suffers after getting COVID over a year ago. Via Johnson County Public Health.
Happy to partner with Johnson County Public Health and United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties to provide vaccination clinics to those in our neighborhoods
Our COVID-19 Vaccine clinic at the Coralville Public Library is set up and ready to go!

You can get your first dose, second dose, booster dose, and kids 5-11 year old dose. Walk-ins are welcome!!!!

Thanks to Johnson County Public Health and Visiting Nurses Association we are at the library until 7 PM. Come visit us!
We're excited to provide opportunities for community members to receive their COVID-19 vaccine boosters as well as the Pfizer 11 - 5 years old vaccine.

Our vaccine clinic on Tuesday, November 23rd at the Coralville Public Library will have booster vaccines for all those over the age of 18 and the first dose of the 5 - 11 years old vaccine (with 2nd dose scheduled Dec.14) thanks to our partnership with County Public Health and Nurses Association.

Appointments can be made via the link:

No health insurance required!
The Board of Supervisors proclaims Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021, as Injury Prevention Day in Johnson County, and recognizes children who are impacted by injuries and individuals and organizations that work to make our communities safer for all.

Thank you to Debbie Ackerman, Johnson County Public Health, and Sam Turnbull, Johnson County Social Services for accepting the proclamation.
Nearly 100,000 Johnson County residents are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with vaccines available for people ages 5 and up and boosters widely available.

With the holidays right around the corner, it's a good chance to schedule a first dose or a booster to help protect you, your family and your community from severe illness, lingering symptoms and possible death.

Find a nearby provider at

Meanwhile, our community transmission rate remains high, and Johnson County Public Health encourages even fully vaccinated people to mask up indoors.
HeartSafe Day in Johnson County is TOMORROW! Thanks The Gazette for printing this great article!

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The Johnson County Food Policy Council thanks Rob Thul, Johnson County Public Health Environmental Health Specialist, for his presentation on how the Public Health Department helps food entrepreneurs start and maintain their businesses by providing consultations and educational services, issuing licenses, conducting inspections and more.

Find more information about licenses and regulations on the county’s website, Johnson County Public Health is also seeking feedback on the Food Protection Program. Go to to take the survey.

Thanks again Rob for all of the support that you provide food businesses in Johnson County.
New COVID-19 vaccine promotion at the University of Northern Iowa football game! Black Hawk County Public Health partnered with Johnson County Public Health, Story County Public Health, and Polk County Health Department to promote vaccination at UNI, Iowa, Iowa State, and Drake Universities.

Johnson County Public Health, Iowa City, Iowa. Promoting Health. Preventing Harm. Visit our website for operating hours for our offices and clinics.

Johnson County Public Health provides leadership in:
-Preventing epidemics and the spread of disease
-Protecting against environmental hazards
-Preventing injuries
-Promoting and encouraging healthy behaviors
-Responding to disasters and assisting communities in recovery
-Assuring the quality and accessibility of health services

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Within our WIC program, Johnson County Public Health has 3 wonderful Breastfeeding consultants who can help new parents navigate breast/chestfeeding as well as exclusive pumping. Helping you meet your goals & do what is best for you & your family.


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Breastfeeding helps support your child's immune system as they grow. Join Johnson County Public Health as we celebrate Black Breastfeeding Week. No matter if you choose to breast/chestfeed or exclusively pump, we're here to support you in that journey.


Lead can pervade children’s health environments, from chipped lead paint to drinking water, toys, and jewelry. Understanding where lead comes from can help families keep their children safe. Learn more about the sources of lead here.


In the past 15 years, monitoring has shown the HPV vaccines to be safe and effective. Among vaccinated women, the percentage of cervical precancers caused by HPV types has dropped by 40%


It will still be toasty today, but a cool front is coming through to break the heat! (FINALLY!) However, that means a chance for severe weather later this afternoon, although pretty low. Damaging wind is our primary concern!


Fall means getting into the swing of a new school year and the beginning of flu season. Get a head start on our routine vaccines. The flu vaccine can help protect communities – and with Medicaid and CHIP, routine vaccinations, including the flu vaccine, are covered. Learn more:


We're on Day 3 of Excessive Heat Warnings. Continue to avoid being outside if you can, hydrate, wear light-colored loose-fitting clothing, & if you have to be outside, take frequent breaks & try to get into the shade or AC.


Staying cool is hard when it's this hot. Here are some quick tips for this extreme heat!
🌞 stay indoors in AC, if you don't have AC, head to a public place like a mall, library, or rec center.
🌞 Drink water and avoid alcohol
🌞 Check on the Elderly, Children, & pets who are sensitive to the heat
🌞 If you must be outside, go early or late in the day & wear light-colored clothing.


Happy 1st Day of School Iowa City Community School District, Clear Creek Amana Community School District, Lone Tree Community School, & Solon Community School District! Learn lots & have fun!


Ewww, it's hot! Johnson County is in an Excessive Heat Warning until 9 pm tomorrow. Make sure to stay in the AC & drink plenty of water as temperatures could reach into the 100s. Photo source: Jason Sydejko KCCI


The temperatures this Afternoon could feel like well into the 100s. Limit your time outside, stay in Air Conditioning or find a public space with AC, stay hydrated, & check on those most vulnerable, like children & the elderly. The heat advisory ends at 9 pm Thursday night! Stay safe.


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Today is not the day to go spend hours and hours outside if you can avoid it. It's going to be HOT! It's going to feel like 116 degrees F today at Noon. Hydrate, stay in the Air Conditioning, reduce your time outside, & check on your neighbors. One month left of summer!


Welcome Back University of Iowa students! Happy 1st day of classes. We love Iowa City in the Fall, its buzzing with all sorts of possibility!

Take advantage of all the beautiful (and air conditioned) buildings on campus to study & reconnect with friends. You've got a scorcher welcoming you back to campus this week. Hydrate, learn, & have fun!

Convocation for the Class of 2027. Tassels in hand, ready to officially take on life as a Hawkeye. 🖤💛🎓


Attention parents of future Kindergarten and 9th Grade Students!!! Your child/ren will need a dental certificate in their school health record. Please schedule with your dentist now to get an appointment before school starts in August. Many dentists have extended waiting lists for appointments. Ask your dentist to complete the school dental form and send it to your school. If you need help finding a dentist please call the I-Smile Coordinator at 319-688-5906.


Mosquitos can carry diseases that make you sick. There are simple ways to protect yourself and your loved ones. Wear insect-repellent, wear light-colored, long-sleeved shirts and pants, and eliminate standing water near your home to prevent breeding.


Johnson County Public Health conducts mosquito surveillance annually between May and September, which seeks to monitor and identify mosquito species that threaten public health as carriers of West Nile or Zika Virus. This provides an early warning system. For more information, visit:


Johnson County Public Health investigates several Malaria cases every year, and the US reports about 2000 cases annually. These are often in travelers from other countries. If you are traveling to an area where Malaria is widespread, like most African nations, SE Asia, Mexico, and South or Central America, you should check with your doctor to find out if medication is recommended to reduce your chances of getting infected. For more information on prevention, symptoms, and treatment, visit:


Today & Tomorrow are going to be extremely hot! Practice heat safety where ever you are! Stay cool & hydrated!


Heads Up! We feel like a broken record, but summer isn't over yet! We have an elevated risk of poor air quality in Johnson County today & dangerous heat builds through the weekend! Look at those forecasted temperatures! Try to stay hydrated & in the AC as much as you can!


Remember that Medicaid and CHIP provide access to free, routine care, including flu shots, so that kids can stay healthy throughout the school year and beyond. Eligible families can enroll at any time of the year. Learn more about coverage in Iowa: We’re here to help or visit


Today is National Nonprofit Day, and Johnson County Public Health is so thankful for all our Non-Profit community partners we work with daily! Non-profits do amazing work to help make our community more liveable for all people


3 tips for a healthy family: Fill half your plates with fruits and veggies, be active together every day, and make sure everyone gets enough sleep!

Get more healthy living tips for Month and beyond:


Get your child’s routine health services now and beat the rush in the Fall! Johnson County Public Health can help by providing Immunizations, Vision Testing, and Dental screening. Service is intended for children on Medicaid or Hawk-I, those with no insurance, or other barriers to service. Call 319-356-6042 to make an appointment today


Starting a conversation when you need support is easy. Just text any message to #988. Someone is always there to help.

Q: How do I start a text with 988?

A: You can send any message to 988 to start a text conversation with us.


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Help children develop healthy eating habits as they mature into adulthood! Follow these tips and guidance during Month:

Make Sure Vaccination is on your Back-to-School List! 08/12/2023

Its important to keep up to date with your child’s routine vaccines. With school just around the corner, Johnson County Public Health reminds you that we can provide all of the required vaccinations to get your kids back to learning safely. Service is intended for children on Medicaid or Hawk-I, those with no insurance, or other barriers to service. Call 319-356-6042 to make an appointment today

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Have you used your WIC Farmers Market Voucher yet? Contact Johnson County Public Health to see if you are eligible! Don't miss out on the opportunities from June 1st - October 31! 🍓🥕🌽


It's time to transition from summer nights to school nights! Do you have bedtime routine for your family? Routines help kids develop life skills and build healthy habits. If you need a good routine, try , one of our favorites!

1️⃣Help your child brush their teeth
2️⃣Read a book together
3️⃣Go to bed at a regular time each night


Vaccinations save lives and protect the vulnerable in our community. Here is the recommended chart of vaccines for ages 7-18. Many vaccines are required for school enrollment. Check with your school district & get an appointment today!


Farmer's Markets are changing the way... we get food into the hands of people. Johnson County Public Health is proud to support and administer the Farmers Market Nutrition Program for Johnson County. This puts healthy fruits and vegetables, fresh from growers, into our clients hands!


Congratulations to our partners at HACAP on this well-deserved award for the work that they do in the areas of WIC & Breastfeeding Support! We're proud to work hand in hand with them in this important work in Johnson County!

Congrats to HACAP WIC for receiving the U.S. Department of Agriculture Breastfeeding Support Gold Award! ⭐️


Join the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and its Foundation in celebrating Month throughout August!
Learn how you can get involved as a parent, caregiver, school staff, community leader or health care provider:


Come work with us! Amazing benefits including IPERS, medical, vision, & dental, 12 paid holidays, & a fast paced working environment.

We're hiring a Dietician and a Lead Dietician to join our Johnson County Public Health team. Apply at


Hand in hand with Unite Us we support our community by collaborating with health and social care providers to address people’s needs and track outcomes in Johnson County. Join us for our next Community Conversation by registering now!


When Rebecca C. started smoking, she had never heard of Buerger’s disease. But then she lost all the toes on her right foot due to this smoking-related illness. Read Rebecca's story:


It's National Farmers' Market week! We're proud to administer the Farmers Market Nutrition Program through our Clinic, which helps get additional homegrown fruits and veggies into the hands of our clients. We've got great markets & farm stands that can accept them! Check out this great list & a list statewide!

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