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Iowa modifies plan to withhold vaccine from counties

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Posted at 2:26 PM, Feb 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-15 17:56:57-05

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa health officials have modified a decision to withhold COVID-19 vaccines from some counties that were reported as not having used up to 80% of their allocation last week.

The Iowa Department of Public Health informed five counties on Friday that it would withhold this week’s allotment of vaccine.

The decision drew criticism from several county health administrators.

The Des Moines Register reports that as of Monday, state public health officials say the counties will be getting their allotment of vaccines this week after the counties and the state worked out a way to keep all existing appointments and fulfill the expected vaccine shipments.