COVID-19

As your local, trusted resource, Floyd Valley Healthcare is committed to providing you with the most up-to-date COVID-19 education and treatment.

Contact your primary healthcare provider to schedule your Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine at (712) 546-8111. Vaccination appointments are offered directly through our three clinics in Le Mars, Marcus and Remsen.

Please click here to schedule a Pfizer vaccination offered through the Floyd Valley Community Health (Public Health) office. Appointment times are filling up quickly, so we are asking patients to please be patient. We are currently administering primary series, booster and pediatric vaccinations. Pfizer vaccine is available to anyone 5 years or older.

COVID Testing Options

If you are having respiratory symptoms, please make an appointment with your healthcare provider.  Based on your symptoms, they will determine what test(s) is (are) appropriate for your situation. 

If you are in respiratory distress, please go to the nearest Emergency Room or call 911.

Any citizen may request a home test kit from Floyd Valley Community Health at (712) 546-3335.  You will complete this test in your home and send it to the State Hygienic Lab.  Based on volume, test results will be available in a few days after the test is received.

Due to volume and limited supply at this time, Floyd Valley Healthcare WILL NOT be testing:

  • Asymptomatic patients
  • Those needing testing to travel
  • Employees needing a test to return to work

CDC guidance for returning to work/school does not require testing.  It states:

Beginning at day 6 after a positive COVID test or symptoms start, if you have been fever-free for 24 hours and you are not experiencing symptoms or your symptoms are greatly improving, you may return to work/school.  This would include improvement on any day between day 6 – 10.  On day 11, if fever-free for 24 hours, you may return to work/school.

COVID-19 Vaccinations / Boosters Available

Floyd Valley Healthcare is now scheduling Johnson & Johnson (limited supply), Moderna and Pfizer primary series and booster vaccinations.  The FDA and ACIP reviewed data showing all three vaccines are and effective in boosting antibody response to COVID-19.  The following are their recommendations and local scheduling information:

Johnson & Johnson (limited supply)

  • Open to adults 18 years of age or older
  • Single booster dose of the Janssen (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine should be administered at least 2 months after completion of the single-dose primary regimen to individuals 18 years of age and older.
  • Appointments are required through Floyd Valley Community Health. Please call (712) 546-3335. Please bring your vaccination card.

Moderna

  • The two-shot series is available to those 18 years of age and older.  The secondary shot should be at least 28 days from the initial vaccination.
  • Single booster dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine should be administered at least 5 months after completion of the primary series to individuals 18 years of age and older.
  • Appointments are open to the general public through Floyd Valley Clinics. Please call (712) 546-8111 or your provider directly. Please bring your photo ID, insurance card(s) and vaccination card.

Pfizer

  • The two-shot series is available to those 5 years of age and older.  The secondary shot should be at least 21 days from the initial vaccination.
  • It is recommended that severely immunocompromised 5 – 11 year olds receive an additional primary dose 28 days after the 2nd shot.
  • Single booster dose of Pfizer (Comirnaty) at least 5 calendar months after completing the primary series for those 12 years of age and older. 
  • Appointments are required through Floyd Valley Community Health. Please call (712) 546-3335. Please bring your vaccination card.

Mixing of Vaccines for Boosters

  • Individuals should try to get the same COVID-19 vaccine booster as their initial primary dose(s), but if it’s not available, it’s okay to mix vaccines. Follow the primary series/dose window. For example:
  • Pfizer primary series with Moderna booster or vice versa would be administered 5 months after primary series.
  • Pfizer primary series with Johnson & Johnson booster would be administered 5 months after primary series.
  • Johnson & Johnson primary dose with Moderna or Pfizer booster would be administered 2 months after primary series.

For your confirmed appointment time, please enter the East Entrance of Floyd Valley Healthcare, proceed to lower level via either the stairs or elevator and follow the signs to the Community Health (Public Health) Vaccine Clinic.

As the guidelines for vaccine administration and mask requirements continue to evolve, Floyd Valley Healthcare is working hard to offer vaccination appointments, testing and treatment for COVID-19 as well as up-to-date information for our patients.

Do I need a vaccine if I have had COVID?

We continue to receive questions about the need for the COVID-19 vaccine if you’ve already had COVID-19. The answer is yes! Even if you’ve already had COVID-19, you still need a vaccine. A 2020 study published in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report shows that unvaccinated individuals who were previously infected with COVID-19 are still twice as likely to become infected by the Delta variant. The study concludes that all eligible individuals should be offered the COVID-19 vaccine, even if they’ve had COVID-19 before. Additionally, evidence shows that those who were both naturally infected and received vaccination have “super immunity” and much better protection.