vaccines in iowa

Almost all eligible Iowans have now received at least one dose of vaccine

BY: - March 4, 2021

Iowa had administered 567,609 first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine as of Thursday afternoon — covering 99.4% of the prioritized population that’s currently eligible for the vaccine. Roughly 206,000 Iowans have been fully vaccinated. Iowa continues to rank 49th among the states when measured by the percent of population to have received two doses of […]

Reynolds attributes Iowa’s low ranking in second doses to a reporting error

BY: - March 3, 2021

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said Wednesday Iowa’s low ranking among the states in delivering two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine is largely due to a reporting error. Last week, Reynolds was asked why Iowa was so slow, relative to other states, in getting two doses of the vaccine administered to residents. At the time, she […]

More than a third of Iowa Veterans Home staff still refuse vaccine

BY: - March 2, 2021

Roughly 37% of the staff at the state-run Iowa Veterans Home are refusing to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. That’s a decrease from the 46% refusal rate reported several weeks ago, but still leaves dozens of caretakers of Iowa’s elderly veterans unprotected. Laurel Degelau, executive assistant for Iowa Veterans Home Commandant Timon Oujiri, said Tuesday […]

Iowa now ranks 49th among states that have delivered two doses of COVID vaccine

BY: - March 1, 2021

Iowa continues to gain ground in administering the COVID-19 vaccine, but a slow start at the outset of the rollout means it still lags far behind other states in providing two doses of the vaccine. As of Monday afternoon, Iowa ranked 49th among the states when measured by the percent of population to have received […]

Reynolds changes plans on vaccine rollout and drops effort to hire a contractor

BY: - February 17, 2021

Gov. Kim Reynolds said Wednesday she has abandoned plans to hire a contractor to set up a statewide vaccine registration and scheduling process for Iowa. Speaking at a press conference, Reynolds said that over the past week, her office has been “exploring every tool available to improve the vaccine distribution process.” She said “in order […]

Reynolds’ ’90 percent’ vaccine claim: What does it really mean?

BY: - February 12, 2021

Earlier this week, Gov. Kim Reynolds told Iowans the state had administered 90% of the first-dose COVID-19 vaccines it had received — a claim that might seem at odds with data showing Iowa lagging far behind other states in getting vaccines into arms. “As of yesterday, Iowa had administered nearly 269,000 first doses of the […]

Iowa lags behind 47 other states in administering vaccines

BY: - February 5, 2021

Iowa continues to rank among the states with the slowest COVID-19 vaccine rollout. The latest data from both the New York Times and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates Iowa has delivered at least one dose of the vaccine to just 6.5% of its population. Among the 50 states, only Missouri and Idaho, both […]

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, […]