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Phase 1B of COVID-19 vaccine distribution begins in Iowa – KCCI Des Moines

WITH SPEAKER PELOSI AND MAJORITY LEADER SCHUMER ABOUT A RELIEF BILL OVER THE WEEKEND AS WELL. ALYX: AND HERE IN IOWA, MORE THAN 254,000 PEOPLE HAVE GOTTEN AT LEAST ONE COVID-19 SHOT. THIS GRAPH TRACKS HOW MANY VACCINES WERE GIVEN OUT EACH DAY. ABOUT 60,000 HAVE RECEIVED BOTH DOSES. A MAJORITY OF THOSE DOSES WERE MODERNA SHOTS. AND HAPPENING TODAY, IOWA WILL START ITS SECOND PHASE OF VACCINATIONS. TISIA, WHO’S NEXT IN LINE TO GET THE VACCINE? TCISIA: IOWA HEALTH OFFICIALS WILL FOCUS ON FIRST RESPONDERS AND EDUCATOR PEOPLE 65 AND OLDER WILL BE ABLE DURING PHASE 1-B. SOME PEOPLE MAY HAVE TROUBLE SETTING UP AN APPOINTMENT, THOUGH. THE POLK COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT ONLY SCHEDULES ENOUGH APPOINTMENTS DEPENDING ON THE NUMBER OF DOSES ON HAND. THE DEPARTMENT IS UPDATING ITS WEBSITE TO TELL USERS IF THERE IS ENOUGH VACCINES AVAILABLE FOR THEM TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT. THEY SAY THE BEST TIME TO LOG ON AND SIGN UP FOR A VACCINAT

Phase 1B of COVID-19 vaccine distribution begins in Iowa

Iowa begins its second phase of COVID-19 vaccinations Monday.

Iowa begins its second phase of COVID-19 vaccinations Monday.Iowa health officials will focus on first responders and educators, and people 65 and older will be able to get the shot at any point during Phase 1B. Some people may have trouble setting up an appointment, though. The Polk County Health Department only schedules enough appointments for the number of doses on hand.The department is updating its website to tell users if there are enough vaccine doses available for them to make an appointment.They say the best time to log on and sign up for a vaccination is Friday at noon. There is also a call center to help set up appointments Monday through Friday. That phone number is 515-323-5221.More than 254,000 people have gotten at least one COVID-19 shot. About 60,000 have received both doses. A majority of those doses were Moderna shots. Check here for a list of vaccination resources.

Iowa begins its second phase of COVID-19 vaccinations Monday.

Iowa health officials will focus on first responders and educators, and people 65 and older will be able to get the shot at any point during Phase 1B.

Some people may have trouble setting up an appointment, though. The Polk County Health Department only schedules enough appointments for the number of doses on hand.

The department is updating its website to tell users if there are enough vaccine doses available for them to make an appointment.

They say the best time to log on and sign up for a vaccination is Friday at noon. There is also a call center to help set up appointments Monday through Friday. That phone number is 515-323-5221.

More than 254,000 people have gotten at least one COVID-19 shot. About 60,000 have received both doses.

A majority of those doses were Moderna shots.

Check here for a list of vaccination resources.

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