Latest COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Iowa
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - This article will be updated regularly and contains live updates below on the COVID-19 vaccination effort in Iowa.
As of Thursday evening in Iowa (scroll down to see detailed breakdowns and maps on Iowa’s vaccination progress):
|Total Doses Administered||Individuals Initiating Vaccination (1 dose)||Individuals Fully Vaccinated (2 doses)||% of Iowa population (3.155 million) fully vaccinated|
Following the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC)’s approval of the use of the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 12 through 15, the Iowa Department of Public Health is now encouraging parents and guardians to get children in those age groups vaccinated, with CVS and Hy-Vee pharmacies now offering free COVID shots to those eligible.
UnityPoint Health announced it will be administering COVID-19 vaccines in Cedar Rapids on a walk-in basis at clinics at 717 A Avenue northeast on May 3rd, May 5th and May 7th from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
On April 28th, Hy-Vee announced they are now offering free COVID vaccines without having to schedule appointments prior.
Governor Kim Reynolds also announced that public health officials were planning to hold mass vaccination clinics at gathering spots like farmers’ markets and sports events.
On April 5th, Iowa expanded eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine to anyone 16 and over. Click here to help find an appointment for a vaccine near you.
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LATEST COVID-19 VACCINE DISTRIBUTION DATA FROM THE IOWA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH:
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