The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

Vaccine rollout moving to second stage

5-tier schedule set to begin in February


January 28, 2021


Some Iowans have a clearer picture of when they might receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

Gov. Kim Reynolds on Jan. 21 announced the second phase of Iowa's vaccine rollout plan. Under the criteria, Iowans who are 65 and older as well as some essential workers will be able to get the vaccine starting in early February once Phase 1b begins.

There are five tiers under the second phase. Tier 1 includes first responders, law enforcement officers, school staff and child care workers, which consists of an estimated 130,000 Iowans, according to the governor.

Reynolds said the state will tentatively start...

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