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IDPH Releases First COVID Vaccine Distribution Report

January 11, 2021 2:03pm

Nearly 97-thousand doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Iowa, according to numbers given by the Department of Public Health today (Mon).

There have been 438 vaccine doses administered in Buena Vista County...641 in Clay County...501 in Cherokee County...372 in Calhoun...212 in Sac...130 in Ida...and 121 in Pocahontas County.

Over 91-thousand doses have been given to Iowa residents. Vaccines are currently being administered to populations in the Phase 1A category, which includes health care personnel and residents and staff in long-term care facilities. Vaccine distribution will expand in the coming weeks to reach Iowans in the next priority groups.

When comparing the number of vaccines allocated to those administered, Iowa is currently performing among the highest in the nation for vaccine administration.

Updates will be published by the Department of Public Health each week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Until the vaccine becomes available to the general public, it remains critical that Iowans continue to practice mitigation measures to slow the spread of the virus.