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Iowa lags on vaccinations as the number of new COVID-19 cases climbs

BY: - July 19, 2021

The average daily number of newly confirmed COVID-19 cases in Iowa is up 50% from two weeks ago, and up almost 67% from one week ago, according to the latest data from the New York Times and Washington Post. As of Sunday, Iowa’s seven-day average of confirmed new cases each day was 128, the Times reported. […]

Iowa drops further behind in the vaccination of nursing home workers

BY: - July 16, 2021

Iowa’s nursing home workers continue to lag behind those in most other states when it comes to receiving the COVID-19 vaccination. Even in Iowa nursing homes where a half-dozen residents or more have died of COVID-19, the percentage of workers who have been vaccinated against the virus is as low as 48%, federal records show. […]

Only 12% of Iowa nursing homes meet vaccine standard

BY: - June 28, 2021

Only 50 of Iowa’s 409 nursing homes are reporting that three-quarters or more of their workers have been vaccinated against COVID-19, newly disclosed records show. That means 88% of Iowa’s nursing homes have yet to meet the industry’s stated standard of having at least three-fourths of their workforce vaccinated against the virus. Earlier this month, […]

Iowa nears a half-million fully vaccinated residents

BY: - March 22, 2021

Iowa reported one new coronavirus death and 141 new cases of infection on Sunday, according to data from the New York Times. Over the past week, Iowa has experienced an average of 414 new cases per day, a decrease of 10% from the average two weeks ago, the Times reported. In the last week, an […]

Iowa accelerates its vaccine rollout, but only Alabama is moving slower

BY: - February 8, 2021

Iowa is making strides in the administration of coronavirus vaccines, but it continues to rank among the states with the slowest rollout. As of Monday, 510,550 vaccine doses had been delivered to the state of Iowa, but only 345,350 shots, or 67% of the available vaccines, had been administered to people. That represents a significant […]

About half of Iowa vaccine providers can deny access to noncustomers, nonpatients

BY: - February 4, 2021

Roughly one-half of Iowa’s 1,700 providers of the COVID-19 vaccine are free to deny the vaccine to noncustomers, according to state health officials. With many Iowa clinics and hospitals refusing the vaccine to anyone who is not already doing business with them as a patient, some Iowans must go to pharmacies that may not be […]

Reynolds: Iowa vaccine rollout ‘not where we need to be’

BY: - February 4, 2021

Gov. Kim Reynolds acknowledged Iowans’ frustration about vaccination distribution delays in a Thursday morning press conference.  “I understand how disappointing it is when you’re finally eligible to get the vaccine, and you can’t get through to schedule an appointment,” Reynolds said. “I’m asking Iowans to please keep in mind that, while vaccine supply is limited, […]