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Posted on: June 16, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Local COVID-19 Update, June 16, 2021

Over 50% of County Population Fully Vaccinated.

Over 50% of County Population Fully Vaccinated.
Under 100 Active Cases in County.
6 New Positive Individuals Since Monday.

Is it safe for my child to get a COVID-19 vaccine?

Yes. Studies show that COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. Like adults, children may have some side effects after COVID-19 vaccination. These side effects may affect their ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days. Children 12 years and older are now eligible to get vaccinated against COVID-19. COVID-19 vaccines have been used under the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history, including studies in children 12 years and older. Your child cannot get COVID-19 from any COVID-19 vaccine.

Why should I get my child vaccinated against COVID-19?

 COVID-19 vaccination can help protect your child from getting COVID-19. Although fewer children have been sick with COVID-19 compared to adults, children can be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, can get sick from COVID-19, and can spread the virus that causes COVID-19 to others. Getting your child vaccinated helps to protect your child and your family. Vaccination is now recommended for everyone 12 years and older. Currently, the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine is the only one available to children 12 years and older.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations for adolescents at


(1 p.m. Wednesday to 1 p.m. today)


  • Vaccinations Completed: 48,810
    (329 more than Monday)
  • 50.2% of all Dubuque County residents fully vaccinated
  • Vaccinations Started (1st dose): 2,698
  • For current information on Dubuque County vaccination opportunities, visit

Dubuque County Residents Fully Vaccinated June 16 (JPG)


  • 6 new positive individuals since Monday
  • Total positive individuals to date = 13,505

New COVID-19 Cases in Dubuque County -June 16 (JPG)


  • 98 active cases in Dubuque County (14 less than Monday)

Active COVID-19 Cases in Dubuque County May 17 - June 16 (JPG)

Positivity rate based on total positive tests, not individuals.

  • Past 14-day positivity average = 2.4%
  • Past 7-day positivity average = 3.0%

14-Day Average of Percent of Positive Cases June 16 (JPG)


  • Dubuque County Residents Hospitalized = 1 as of June 14. (1 less than June 13)


  • No new deaths.
  • Total deaths related to COVID to date = 211 
  • Underlying Cause Deaths = 195, Contributing Factor Deaths = 16

Please do not reply to this message.  If you have questions, please call 563-556-6200.  
For COVID-19 information specific to Dubuque County, visit

 For current statewide data, please visit

This message is from the Dubuque County Public Health Incident Management Team, which includes staff from the from the Dubuque County Health Department, City of Dubuque Health Department, Dubuque County Emergency Management Agency, and the Dubuque Visiting Nurse Association.

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