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More than 2.5 million vaccine doses administered in Iowa – KCCI Des Moines

SHOT. AND IOWA DOCTORS ARE USING A DIFFERENT METHOD TO REACH THOSE WHO HAVEN’T GOTTEN THEIR COVID-19 VACCINE YET, OR ARE CHOOSING NOT TO. NEW THIS MORNING KCCI’S TOMMIE CLARK TALKED WITH LOCAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS WHO ARE DISPELLING VACCINE RUMORS FOR THOSE PEOPLE. TOMMIE: WELL THEY SAY THE , VACCINES DO NOT CONTAIN UNSAFE SUBSTANCES. THERE IS NOT AN ULTERIOR MOTIVE TO GET PEOPLE VACCINATED. AND, NO, THE PANDEMIC IS NOT A COVER FOR A PLAN TO IMPLANT TRACKABLE MICROCHIPS. BECAUSE OF ALL THESE RUMORS HEALTH PROFESSIONALS ARE SETTING , THE RECORD STRAIGHT THIS MORNING. RACHEL IF I CAN HELP DISPEL : THOSE MYTHS OR ANSWER THOSE QUESTIONS, THEN WE CAN GET THOSE PEOPLE TO COME TO THEIR OWN DECISION THAT GETTING VACCINATED IS THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR THEM. TOMMIE: DR. RACHEL REIMER STARTED OUT RESEARCHING WHY PEOPLE DO AND DO NOT TAKE VACCINES ONE DECADE AGO. TODAY, SHE HOLDS MANY TITLES, INCLUDING THE CHAIR OF DES MONIES UNIVERSITY’S DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH. SHE SAYS WE’RE SEEING PEOPLE WHO HAVEN’T GOTTEN AROUND TO THEIR SHOT, AND THOSE WHO DON’T WANT IT. SHE WANTS TO REMIND THOSE IOWANS, LOOK AT WHAT’S GOING ON IN OTHER COUNTRIES, INDIA IN PARTICULAR. ONLY ABOUT 3% OF THEIR POPULATION IS VACCINATED, AND THEY ARE DEALING WITH A CRISIS SITUATION THER RACHEL: WE’RE SO FAR FROM THAT, AND WE’RE SO PROTECTED BECAUSE WE’VE IMPLEMENTED REALLY GOOD PUBLIC HEALTH MEASURES, BUT WE’RE NOT 100% OUT OF THE WOODS, AND THE REST OF THE WORLD IS DESPERATE FOR THE VACCINE THAT WE HAVE AVAILABLE TO US. IT’S A GIFT THAT WE HAVE THIS I BELIEVE, AND IT CAN BRING HEALING AND RESTORATION TO OUR COMMUNITIES, AND I KNOW WE ALL WANT THAT. TOMMIE: LIKE SHE SAID WE’RE NOT , OUT OF THE WOODS Y

More than 2.5 million vaccine doses administered in Iowa

The Iowa Department of Public Health reported 126 new positive COVID-19 tests and one additional death Monday.At 10 a.m., IDPH reported 397,710 total positive tests, 351,784 total recoveries and 5,985 total deaths since the pandemic began. Twenty-four hours earlier, IDPH reported 397,584 total positive tests and 5,984 total deaths.State data shows 1,192,152 people have completed a vaccination series in Iowa, with 2,507,278 doses administered in Iowa. Find out how you can get vaccinated in Iowa here. Iowa’s positivity rates remain below 4%. The 14-day average increase from 3.8% to 3.7% overnight. The 7-day average increased from 3.5% to 3.6%. There have been 4,894,320 COVID-19 tests administered in the state.The number of Iowans hospitalized with COVID-19 decreased from 170 t0 169 in the last 24 hours. There are 45 patients in ICU and 19 patients on ventilators.Iowa reports only one long-term care facility with a COVID-19 Outbreak. The Urbandale Health Care Center reports 19 positive cases and 17 recoveries among residents and staff. There have been 2,325 deaths reported in Iowa’s long-term care facilities.The Iowa Department of Public Health provides virus data in real time on this website. KCCI publishes a daily data summary at 10 a.m.

The Iowa Department of Public Health reported 126 new positive COVID-19 tests and one additional death Monday.

At 10 a.m., IDPH reported 397,710 total positive tests, 351,784 total recoveries and 5,985 total deaths since the pandemic began. Twenty-four hours earlier, IDPH reported 397,584 total positive tests and 5,984 total deaths.

State data shows 1,192,152 people have completed a vaccination series in Iowa, with 2,507,278 doses administered in Iowa. Find out how you can get vaccinated in Iowa here.

Iowa’s positivity rates remain below 4%. The 14-day average increase from 3.8% to 3.7% overnight. The 7-day average increased from 3.5% to 3.6%. There have been 4,894,320 COVID-19 tests administered in the state.

The number of Iowans hospitalized with COVID-19 decreased from 170 t0 169 in the last 24 hours. There are 45 patients in ICU and 19 patients on ventilators.

Iowa reports only one long-term care facility with a COVID-19 Outbreak. The Urbandale Health Care Center reports 19 positive cases and 17 recoveries among residents and staff. There have been 2,325 deaths reported in Iowa’s long-term care facilities.

The Iowa Department of Public Health provides virus data in real time on this website. KCCI publishes a daily data summary at 10 a.m.

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