Reynolds: Iowa vaccinations will rise as more doses arrive

Virus Outbreak Iowa
Posted at 11:06 AM, Feb 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-25 16:20:02-05

JOHNSTON, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Kim Reynolds said she’s optimistic that the vaccination of Iowans will accelerate due to the impending authorization of a new one-dose coronavirus vaccine and increased deliveries of the two-shot varieties.

Reynolds said Thursday that 19.2% of eligible Iowans have received at least one dose of a vaccine and nearly 53% of residents 65 and older have had a first dose. Reynolds credits the federal government for increasing the production and delivery of vaccines to states.

If current projections hold, Reynolds said most eligible Iowans may begin getting vaccinated as early as April.

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