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IDPH says state will not receive as many vaccines as expected – KCCI Des Moines

REGIONAL AIRPORT. FIRST TONIGHT, THE STATE OF IOWA IS GETTING FEWER DOSES OF THE COVID-19 VACCINE THAN EXPECTED. >> RHEYA SPIGNER TELLS US WHAT THIS MEANS FOR THE STATE’S VACCINATION PLAN RHEYA: IOWA IS ONE OF SEVERAL STATES NOTIFIED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TONIGHT THAT THEY WOULD NOT BE GETTING THE VOLUM OF VACCINATIONS THEY EXPECTED. ACCORDING TO THE IOWA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH, THE STATE’S VACCINE ALLOCATION COULD BE REDUCED BY AS MUCH AS 30%. DEPARTMENT OFFICIALS SAY IT IS GOING TO TAKE TIME TO CONFIRM THIS NUMBER AND ADJUST THEIR PLANS. AS OF YESTERDAY, 500 IOWA HEALTH CARE WORKERS HAD RECEIVED THEIR FIRST OF TWO DOSES OF THE PFIZER COVID-19 VACCINE. THE STATE HAD PLANNED FOR 159,000 MORE HEALTH CARE WORKERS TO GET THESE FIRST DOSES IT’S NOT CLEAR IF THAT NUMBER WILL BE AFFECTED BY THIS LATEST ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE

IDPH says state will not receive as many vaccines as expected

The Iowa Department of Public Health received a notice Wednesday from the federal government saying they will not be receiving as many COVID-19 vaccines as they expected. “It appears our allocation may be reduced by as much as 30%,” the IDPH stated in a release. “However, we are working to gain confirmation and additional details from our federal partners. It will take us some time to work through the next steps and adjust our planning.”IDPH said other states are also not receiving the amount of vaccines they expected. On Monday, Iowa hospitals received the first doses of the Pfizer vaccines. Health care workers were the first to be vaccinated. During a news conference Wednesday, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced an ease of restrictions, especially for some businesses and recreational activities. On Wednesday, Reynolds also said 500 health care workers have now been vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine with no ill effects. She said it looks like the Moderna vaccine could be in Iowa as soon as Monday.As of Wednesday morning, there have been 260,227 positive COVID-19 cases, 200,776 recoveries and 3,354 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

The Iowa Department of Public Health received a notice Wednesday from the federal government saying they will not be receiving as many COVID-19 vaccines as they expected.

“It appears our allocation may be reduced by as much as 30%,” the IDPH stated in a release. “However, we are working to gain confirmation and additional details from our federal partners. It will take us some time to work through the next steps and adjust our planning.”

IDPH said other states are also not receiving the amount of vaccines they expected.

On Monday, Iowa hospitals received the first doses of the Pfizer vaccines. Health care workers were the first to be vaccinated.

During a news conference Wednesday, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced an ease of restrictions, especially for some businesses and recreational activities.

On Wednesday, Reynolds also said 500 health care workers have now been vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine with no ill effects. She said it looks like the Moderna vaccine could be in Iowa as soon as Monday.

As of Wednesday morning, there have been 260,227 positive COVID-19 cases, 200,776 recoveries and 3,354 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

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