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

By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

More Iowans can get COVID-19 vaccine

Those under 65 with pre-existing medical conditions qualify


March 11, 2021


Prior to Monday's expansion, Iowa was in Phase 1B of vaccine rollout. It included Iowans 65 and older as well some essential workers broken into five tiers.

More Iowans are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Effective March 8, Iowa vaccine providers were allowed to start vaccinating additional priority populations. Individuals 64 years of age and younger with medical conditions that are or may be an increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19 are now eligible. Conditions listed on the CDC's website include cancer, chronic kidney disease, COPD, obesity, Type 2 diabetes as well as several others.

O'Brien County Public Health Director Kim Morran said her office is receiving 200 doses of Moderna's vaccine each week, which is unchanged...

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