• 26 More COVID-19 Deaths Reported in Iowa

    12 days ago - By Who TV

    DES MOINES, Iowa - The latest numbers from the Iowa Department of Public Health show 26 more Iowans have died from COVID-19 and 621 more Iowans have tested positive for the coronavirus.
    The new numbers reflect testing reported on the IDPH's COVID-19 website over the 24 hours between 10:00 a.m. Sunday and 10:00 a.m. Monday. The newly reported positive cases and deaths may not have occurred during that time period, as the state has been adding backdated test results into the data.
    The number of new positive COVID-19 tests reported for the time period brings the total number of individuals...
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  • State launches pilot to get vulnerable groups vaccinated

    State launches pilot to get vulnerable groups vaccinated

    12 days ago - By Wood TV

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - State officials are calling on organizations administering COVID-19 vaccines to apply for doses specifically to reach those at higher risk of developing a serious case of the disease.
    Providers already signed up with the federal government to give out shots are asked to show their plans to reach people ages 60 and up who are part of vulnerable populations - that is, groups that score high on the federal Social Vulnerability Index or that have seen high rates deaths related to COVID-19.
    Under the pilot program, providers can ask for up to 2,500 doses for initiatives...
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  • Local Health Officials Urge Iowans to Get Vaccine to Prevent COVID-19 from Becoming More Dangerous

    Local Health Officials Urge Iowans to Get Vaccine to Prevent COVID-19 from Becoming More Dangerous

    12 days ago - By Who TV

    DES MOINES, Iowa - As vaccine rollout continues in the state some Iowans are still skeptical about how the shot works and if they could get the virus after receiving the vaccine.
    The Chief Medical Officer at Broadlawns Medical Center, Dr. Yogeh Shah, explained that because the vaccine is not made with virus the vaccine does not cause COVID-19. Dr. Shah said the vaccine has been more than 90% effective in preventing people from getting the virus but one-third of people who receive both doses will get mild COVID-19 symptoms.
    “Some of us might get slight fever, some amount of headache or...
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