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Covid 19 Update From Worth County Public Health- 1/14/2021

 
Posted on Tuesday January 12, 2021
 
Covid-19 Vaccine Update- 1/14
Covid vaccine update
Here is another link that will take you directly to the list that gives who is in the next group (1B). The second page of this document has the breakdown of the specifics of group 1B. We will continue to keep you updated as soon as we know we are able to move forward to the next group. When it is your turn please call us and we will direct you on scheduling and the location to come to get the shot from us. Again, thank you for your patience!


Covid-19 Vaccine Update-1/13
We are still vaccinating group 1A which is healthcare, emergency personnel and nursing homes. We are not able to move onto group 1B yet. We will continue to keep you updated as soon as we know. Attached is a link from Iowa Department of Public Health published today with some information on who will be included in group 1B and other information related to group 1B.
COVID-19 VACCINE UPDATE
Thank you for your patience as we work through this vaccination process! As directed by Iowa Dept. of Public Health and the Infectious Disease Advisory Council, all Iowa counties, including Worth, are only vaccinating individuals who fall within group 1A, which is healthcare, emergency personnel and nursing homes. The vaccine we have is limited and reserved for those in group 1A at this time. We are diligently working to get our vaccine to all of these people in this group. We are not able to use any of this first vaccine allotment for any other groups at this point. IDPH and the Infectious Disease Advisory Council determines vaccine allocation and when counties are able to move to the next group and we have not received our supply yet for the next group. According to the state it could potentially be several weeks before the next group opens up. The state wants to stabilize the healthcare system in Iowa by vaccinating those in group 1A first. CDC has information as far as who will be eligible for the vaccine in the next group, https://www.cdc.gov/.../201.../vaccines/recommendations.html, once we receive the state's information on who specifically is in the next group for Iowa residents, we will get that information to you through Facebook, newspaper, etc. Once it is your turn you will come to us to receive your vaccine. When the time comes we will let you know where the location will be as it depends on the demand and amount of vaccine we receive but we have locations secured and we will let you know where to go. We will also update this information as we receive it to Facebook, newspaper, etc. You are also welcome to call our office regularly to see if the next group has opened, our number is 641-324-1741.