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REYNOLDS SAYS MORE VACCINE IS HEADED TO IOWA

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GOVERNOR KIM REYNOLDS SAYS FEDERAL OFFICIALS INDICATE THE STATE OF IOWA WILL RECEIVE ABOUT 25-THOUSAND MORE DOSES OF COVID VACCINE NEXT WEEK COMPARED TO THE STATE’S ALLOTMENT FOR THE PAST TWO WEEKS.

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MORE THAN HALF A MILLION IOWANS HAVE BEEN FULLY VACCINATED SO FAR, BUT THERE ARE STILL ABOUT ONE-POINT-TWO MILLION IOWANS WHO HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO GET THEIR SHOTS:

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FEDERAL OFFICIALS SAY THE STATE SHOULD GET 128-THOUSAND FIRST DOSES OF VACCINE NEXT WEEK. THAT INCLUDES 18-THOUSAND DOSES OF THE ONE-SHOT JOHNSON-AND-JOHNSON VACCINE.

THOSE DOSES WILL BE GIVEN TO EMPLOYEES IN DESIGNATED INDUSTRIES LIKE MANUFACTURING AND FOOD PROCESSING.

PFIZER IS WORKING ON PLANS TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF DOSES IN EACH SHIPMENT FROM A THOUSAND DOWN TO 250.

THE PFIZER VACCINE CAN THEN BE SENT TO SMALLER COMMUNITY PHARMACIES AND DOCTOR’S OFFICES IN RURAL AREAS WHICH TODAY CANNOT DISPENSE A THOUSAND DOSES IN THE TIME REQUIRED.