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Iowa DPH announces 17 counties to receive Johnson & Johnson vaccines – KCCI Des Moines

IT’S OUR UNDERSTANDING THAT DALLAS COUNTY WILL BE GIVEN SOME DOSES THIS WEEK DALLAS COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT. SPOKESPERSON. AND COCHRAN IS EXCITED THAT THE NEW JOHNSON AND JOHNSON COVID-19 VACCINE IS ON THE WAY THE IOWA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH JUST ANNOUNCED IT WILL RECEIVE 25,600 DOSES AND ALL OF THOSE DOSES WILL GO TO 17 COUNTIES INCLUDING CLARKE DALLAS MARION MARSHALL TAMA AND WRIGHT THE COUNTIES HAS SIGNIFICANT PHASE 1B TIER TWO POPULATIONS. WHO ARE FRONTLINE ESSENTIAL WORKERS IN FOOD AGRICULTURE DISTRIBUTION AND MANUFACTURING SECTORS AND WHO LIVE OR WORK IN SETTINGS THAT MAKE SOCIAL DISTANCING UNFEASIBLE HEALTH LEADERS SAY THIS WILL ENSURE THAT LOCAL PUBLIC HEALTH CAN COORDINATE WITH EMPLOYERS ON THE QUICK ADMINISTRATION OF COVID-19 VACCINE TO ESSENTIAL WORKERS WHO HAVE BEEN DISPROPORTIONATELY AFFECTED BY THE VIRUS. THE DALLAS COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT IS GETTING PLENTY OF QUESTIONS ABOUT THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE JOHNSON & JOHNSON VACCINE THEIR ADVICE, WHATEVER. VACCINE IS OFFERED. PLEASE GO AHEAD AND TAKE YOUR TURN AS SOON AS YOU ARE ELIGIBLE AT YOU KNOW, IF YOU FALL INTO A GROUP THAT’S ELIGIBLE NOW GO AHEAD AND GET A VACCINE THE ONES THAT ARE APPROVED ARE SAFE AND EFFECTIVE JOHNSON & JOHNSON IS CALLING ITS SINGLE SHOT. VACCINA GAME CHANGER BOTH FOR HEALTH AND LOGISTICAL REASONS. WE’RE SHIPPING AS WE SPEAK. WE EXPECT TO HAVE ALMOST FOUR MILLION DOSES OUT WITHIN THE NEXT 24 TO 48. HOURS KNOWING THAT WE’VE GOT A SAFE AND EFFECTIVE SINGLE SHOT OPTION THAT DOESN’T REQUIRE EXTENSIVE REFRIGERATION SHOULD HELP THAT DISTRIBUTION THAT KIND OF BOTTLENECK THAT WE’VE BEEN SEEING SIGNIFICANTLY IN THE COMING WEEKS AND MONTHS. AND WE SHOULD POINT OUT YOU MAY HAVE NOTICED THAT POLK COUNTY NOT ON THE LIST FOR THE NEW JOHNSON & JOHNSON VACCINE AT LEAST NOT YET. THEY’RE HOLDING A NEWS CONFERENCE TOMORROW

Iowa DPH announces 17 counties to receive Johnson & Johnson vaccines

The Iowa Department of Public Health announced Monday that only some Iowa counties will receive doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.According to the department, Iowa’s 25,600 doses of the vaccine will be distributed across 17 counties, including Dallas, Marshall, Wright, Tama, Marion, Clarke, Cerro Gordo, Buena Vista, Crawford, Pottawattamie, Plymouth, Sioux, Black Hawk, Linn, Muscatine, Louisa and Dubuque.The counties chosen to receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine have significant Phase 1B, Tier 2 populations, who are front-line essential workers in food, agriculture, distribution and manufacturing sectors and who live or work in settings that make social distancing unfeasible. Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky called the single-shot vaccine a game-changer for both health and logistical reasons.“Knowing that we’ve got a safe and effective single-shot option that doesn’t require extensive refrigeration should help that distribution and that kind of bottleneck that we’ve been seeing significantly in the coming weeks and months,” Gorsky said.Dallas County Health Department spokesperson Ann Cochcran said the department will coordinate with employers on the quick administration of COVID-19 vaccine to essential workforce who have been disproportionally affected by the virus. “Whatever type of vaccine is offered, please go ahead and take your turn as soon as you are eligible,” Cochcran said. “If you fall into a group that is eligible, go ahead and get a vaccine. The ones that are approved are safe and effective.”

The Iowa Department of Public Health announced Monday that only some Iowa counties will receive doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.

According to the department, Iowa’s 25,600 doses of the vaccine will be distributed across 17 counties, including Dallas, Marshall, Wright, Tama, Marion, Clarke, Cerro Gordo, Buena Vista, Crawford, Pottawattamie, Plymouth, Sioux, Black Hawk, Linn, Muscatine, Louisa and Dubuque.

The counties chosen to receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine have significant Phase 1B, Tier 2 populations, who are front-line essential workers in food, agriculture, distribution and manufacturing sectors and who live or work in settings that make social distancing unfeasible.

Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky called the single-shot vaccine a game-changer for both health and logistical reasons.

“Knowing that we’ve got a safe and effective single-shot option that doesn’t require extensive refrigeration should help that distribution and that kind of bottleneck that we’ve been seeing significantly in the coming weeks and months,” Gorsky said.

Dallas County Health Department spokesperson Ann Cochcran said the department will coordinate with employers on the quick administration of COVID-19 vaccine to essential workforce who have been disproportionally affected by the virus.

“Whatever type of vaccine is offered, please go ahead and take your turn as soon as you are eligible,” Cochcran said. “If you fall into a group that is eligible, go ahead and get a vaccine. The ones that are approved are safe and effective.”

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