Starting today all Iowa adults are eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

Updated: 6:34 AM CDT Apr 5, 2021

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<"KCCI 8 NEWS AT NINE STARTS RIGHT NOW"> (áááLAURAááá) GETTING A CORONAVIRUS VACCINE – WITHOUT AN APPOINTMENT. FEWER PEOPLE IN SOME PLACES IN IOWA ARE SIGNING UP FOR THEIR SHOT – LEAVING SOME COUNTIES WITH MORE SUPPLY THAN DEMAND. NEW TONIGHT – KCCI’S LAUREN JOHNSON TELLS US WHAT’S MAKING FOLKS APPREHENSIVE. LAUREN ON CAM: <" I SPOKE TO THE WAYNE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT TODAY AND THEY TOLD ME MISINFORMATION COULD BE THE CULPRIT. IT'S HAVING SUCH A LARGE IMPACT ON PEOPLE NOT COMING IN TO GET SHOTS THAT NOW THE CLINIC IS OFFERING NO APPOINTMENT VACCINATIONS."> SHELLEY BICKEL, ADMINSTRATOR, WAYNE CO. HEALTH DEPT. 6:17 <"IT'S BEEN GOING ON SINCE THE WHOLE COVID THING STARTED, I MEAN WE'VE HAD TROUBLE FROM THE VERY BEGINNING."> IN WAYNE COUNTY, IT’S BEEN A STRUGGLE TO KEEP THE COMMUNITY INFORMED ON COVID- 19. SHELLEY BICKEL, ADMINSTRATOR, WAYNE CO. HEALTH DEPT. 7:16 <"YOU DON'T SEE A LOT OF MASK WEARING DOWN HERE."> FROM LAX MITIGATION MEASURES TO RESIDENTS NOT WANTING TO GET VACCINATED – MANY IN THE 20 TO 50 AGE RANGE ARE RELUCTANT. BICKEL SAYS MISINFORMATION ONLINE HAS FRIGHTENED MANY OUT OF GETTING THEIR VACCINE, WHICH HAS LED TO THE COUNTY HAVE A SURPLUS. AND PEOPLE AREN’T AFRAID TO DRIVE THERE TO GET THEIR SHOTS. SHELLEY BICKEL, ADMINSTRATOR, WAYNE CO. HEALTH DEPT. 4:53 <"WE ARE GETTING A LOT OF PEOPLE FROM THE DES MOINES AREA, NORWALK, ALL OVER THE STATE."> NOW, THEY’RE TAKING WALK-INS, NO APPOINTMENT NECCESARY. THEY HAVE HUNDREDS OF DOSES OF VACCINE TO GO THROUGH, AND IF THEY DON’T GIVE THEM OUT, THE STATE WILL CUT BACK ON THEIR ALLOTMENT. ADMINSTRATOR, WAYNE CO. HEALTH DEPT. 13:39 <"WE JUST DECIDED TO GO THIS ROUTE."> LAUREN ON CAM: <"THERE WILL BE VACCINE CLINICS ON WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY THIS WEEK AT WALDEN PARK. THE WEDNESDAY CLINIC YOU WILL NEED TO CALL AHEAStarting today all Iowa adults are eligible for COVID-19 vaccine Updated: 6:34 AM CDT Apr 5, 2021 Starting Monday all adults in Iowa will be eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine. In late March, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced that the vaccine will be available to all adults during one of her weekly press conferences. “Next Monday, April 5, all eligible Iowans can be vaccinated,” Reynolds said. “Expanding eligibility opens the opportunity for more Iowans to be vaccinated, but it also means that more Iowans will be vying for the vaccine appointments as they become available.”During the announcement, she said Iowans 16 and up can receive the Pfizer vaccine. Iowans 18 and up can be administered Moderna or Johnson & Johnson. She also said that the 211 assistance will be expanded to anyone 65 and older to get assistance scheduling a vaccine appointment. They also will be helping those between 16 and 64 who had underlying health issues. While overall there's still more demand than supply, some counties are offering walk-in vaccinations due to their surplus of vaccines. For more information about getting vaccinated in Iowa, click here. DES MOINES, Iowa — Starting Monday all adults in Iowa will be eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine. In late March, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced that the vaccine will be available to all adults during one of her weekly press conferences. “Next Monday, April 5, all eligible Iowans can be vaccinated,” Reynolds said. “Expanding eligibility opens the opportunity for more Iowans to be vaccinated, but it also means that more Iowans will be vying for the vaccine appointments as they become available.”During the announcement, she said Iowans 16 and up can receive the Pfizer vaccine. Iowans 18 and up can be administered Moderna or Johnson & Johnson. She also said that the 211 assistance will be expanded to anyone 65 and older to get assistance scheduling a vaccine appointment. They also will be helping those between 16 and 64 who had underlying health issues. While overall there's still more demand than supply, some counties are offering walk-in vaccinations due to their surplus of vaccines. For more information about getting vaccinated in Iowa, click here. [ad_2]