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SEVERAL NW IOWA COUNTIES TURN DOWN WEEKLY VACCINE

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GOVERNOR KIM REYNOLDS PREDICTS THE PACE OF COVID-19 VACCINATIONS WILL NOT BE SLOWED BY THE TWO-WEEK SUSPENSION OF THE JOHNSON & JOHNSON VACCINE AS POSSIBLE HEALTH COMPLICATIONS ARE CAREFULLY STUDIED.

REJECT1 OC……… “IN IOWA” :21

THE STATE WAS ONLY EXPECTING TO GET 18-HUNDRED DOSES OF THE JOHNSON AND JOHNSON VACCINE NEXT WEEK.

REJECT2 OC……….A TOP PRIORITY. :14

STATE HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE REDISTRIBUTING THE PFIZER AND MODERNA VACCINES TO ADJUST.

THEY SAY 20 COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENTS REFUSED THE DOSES OF PFIZER AND MODERNA THEY COULD HAVE RECEIVED THIS WEEK, SO THOSE DOSES HAVE BEEN REALLOCATED TO OTHER COUNTIES.

WOODBURY, SAC, CLAY, CRAWFORD, LYON AND OSCEOLA COUNTIES WERE AMONG THOSE 20 TURNING DOWN THE VACCINE ALLOTMENTS.

SARAH EKSTRAND, PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER WITH THE IOWA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH, SAYS IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT THESE COUNTIES ARE DOING EXACTLY WHAT WE HAVE ASKED OF THEM.

SHE SAYS WHEN A COUNTY CANNOT ENSURE THE ABILITY TO ADMINISTER ALL OF THE ALLOCATED DOSES, THEY ARE ASKED TO DECLINE DOSES SO THOSE DOSES CAN BE ALLOCATED TO AREAS OF THE STATE WITH A HIGH DEMAND.

THE COUNTIES WILL CONTINUE TO RECEIVE A WEEKLY ALLOCATION WITH THE OPTION TO DECLINE OR ACCEPT DOSES AS THE NEED WITHIN EACH COUNTY MAY FLUCTUATE.