The DMU Clinic is excited to be offering COVID vaccine boosters for everyone 18 and older. We will only be administering the Pfizer brand at DMU it does not matter what brand you received for your first vaccine(s). So, whether you initially received Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, or Pfizer we are happy to provide your booster dose.
We are also offering pediatric doses to children ages 5-11. Out of the utmost caution, we will not be offering adult and pediatric COVID vaccines at the same time to prevent anyone from accidentally receiving the incorrect dose.
Call 515-271-1710 to schedule yours today!
After Your Covid-19 Vaccine
- If you received your initial dose of the Covid vaccine from Des Moines University Clinic, we will be in touch to schedule your second and final dose. If you did not receive your initial dose from us please follow up with the healthcare provider who did administer it for your second dose. Please note, the Johnson and Johnson vaccine is a single-dose vaccine.
- Continue following safety guidelines, in order to stop the spread of COVID-19, by wearing a face covering and social distancing while in public and washing your hands frequently.
- Monitor your health. Common symptoms following the first dose include the possibility of a sore arm, fatigue, achiness, slight fever, and chills. You may take over-the-counter medications, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen, to manage these symptoms. Seek urgent medical attention if you are experiencing severe symptoms including, but not limited to, difficulty breathing, swelling of your face and throat, fast heartbeat, bad rash all over your body, or dizziness and weakness.
Need a Doctor?
Having a medical home is essential to your successful healthcare journey. Des Moines University Clinic Family Medicine is ready to be your partner on that journey where we can monitor your health for changes that may need additional attention. Appointments are available same day or next day for established patients.
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DMU in the Media
- Hospitalizations and deaths continue to drop, but health experts urge public to keep guard up (Dr. Benzoni)
- Keeping Hospitals Safe During the COVID-19 Pandemic Finding inspiration in a father’s credo (Leonard Mermel, D.O.’84, Sc.M., A.M. (Hon.), FACP, FIDSA, FSHEA)
- Des Moines ER doc (Dr. Benzoni) sees more patients with COVID-19 and awaits his own test results
- Arizona health care hero (Gregory Margolin, D.O.'97) heads to New York to fight COVID-19
- Kinyon, D.O.'02 serves patients at epicenter of pandemic
- Arthur Wittich, D.O.’71: 81-Year-Old Veteran Answers Army's Call for Retired Medical Professionals to Help With Coronavirus Outbreak
- Dustin Arnold, D.O.’96, helps lead coronavirus response from the hospital where he was born
- Dr. Angela L. Walker Franklin: Leading in times of challenge
- Kenneth Anderson Jr., D.O.’78, M.S., CPE: Every Great Crisis Creates Opportunity for Leadership
- Jeneane Moody, M.P.H. in the Des Moines Register: For National Public Health Week, a perspective on lessons from COVID-19
- Dr. Crosbie on PBS' Iowa Press: Coronavirus Special
- Dr. Benzoni in the Des Moines Register: ER doctor shares his thoughts about COVID-19 with Iowans