Iowa Specialty Hospital

COVID-19 Vaccine Facts Video Series

The COVID-19 vaccine comes with a cloud of controversy.  While there are many resources for information on this subject, not all of them are reliable. Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics went straight to our experts to unlock the facts about the COVID-19 vaccine.


OB/GYN, Emily Hill, DO, FACOOG, visits about:

  • what she suggests to her pregnant patients about getting the COVID-19 vaccine
  • if the vaccine causes sterility
  • if a mother can provide immunity to her baby by having the COVID-19 vaccine
  • pros or cons for pregnant women to become vaccinated



Pediatrician, Caleb Aswegen, MD, FAAP, visits about:

  • recommendations for protecting younger children who are not eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine
  • if there are benefits for getting the vaccine even if an individual has already had COVID
  • if infants or very young children can become infected with COVID-19



Family medicine physician, John Swisher, DO, CAQ, discusses:

  • if it is safe to receive the flu and Covid vaccines at the same time
  • the side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine versus the new highly contagious Delta variant
  • his recommendations for athletes and becoming vaccinated
  • other tips to remain healthy during this time



Family medicine physician, Renee Diamond, MD discusses:

  • what the FDA approval of a vaccine entails
  • how the COVID-19 vaccine impacts the immune system
  • the side effects of receiving the vaccine
  • recommendations for her patients
  • how the COVID-19 vaccine was developed so quickly


Family medicine physician, Renee Diamond, MD discusses:

  • how the vaccine works
  • if you've had COVID-19, do you still need the vaccine
  • the different viruses/outbreaks
  • having an “exit strategy” for immunity: how are you going to choose to exit?  Getting ill vs. vaccine
  • if you're pregnant or in your child-bearing years, is the vaccine safe 

We urge our patients to visit with their healthcare provider to discuss the COVID-19 vaccine and becoming vaccinated. Please call 844-474-4321 to schedule your appointment now. 
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