Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

Priority groups established by state for COVID-19 vaccinations

As the COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues in Iowa, healthcare officials are still waiting for a clearer picture to pinpoint when different groups of people can receive their first doses.

Currently in Iowa, healthcare workers and residents of long-term care facilities are eligible to schedule and receive a vaccine. Those in the next priority groups are identified; however, a time frame has not been announced by the state for the next round of vaccination opportunities.

The Iowa Department of Public Health is following the CDC priority recommendations with the goal of consistently offering the v...