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IOWA RECEIVING MORE COVID BOOSTER VACCINE

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IOWA IS STARTING TO RECEIVE SHIPMENTS OF THE LATEST COVID-19 BOOSTER SHOTS, AND YOU SHOULD CONSULT WITH YOUR DOCTOR ON THE BEST TIMING TO GET VACCINATED.

THE NEW M-R-N-A BOOSTER DOSES FROM MODERNA AND PFIZER ARE BI-VALENT, MEANING, THEY PROTECT AGAINST TWO STRAINS OF CORONAVIRUS.

FEDERAL GUIDANCE RECOMMENDS THOSE 12 AND OLDER GET THE SHOT AT LEAST TWO MONTHS AFTER THEIR LAST DOSE.

LEAH VEACH, AN INFECTIOUS DISEASE SPECIALIST WITH UNITYPOINT, SAYS SOME PEOPLE MAY WANT TO WAIT A LITTLE LONGER BETWEEN SHOTS IF THEY’VE RECENTLY HAD ANOTHER BOOSTER OR A COVID INFECTION.

FEDERAL FIGURES SHOW 63-PERCENT OF ALL IOWANS HAVE RECEIVED THEIR INITIAL VACCINATIONS AGAINST THE VIRUS, BUT ONLY SLIGHTLY MORE THAN HALF OF THIS GROUP HAS RECEIVED THEIR FIRST BOOSTER DOSE.

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