By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to expand in Iowa

All residents can get shot starting April 5


March 25, 2021


Joyce Tewes immunizes James Nelson with his first COVID-19 vaccination last month during a clinic in Clay County.

Every adult Iowan who wants a COVID-19 vaccine will be eligible to receive one starting April 5.

Gov. Kim Reynolds made the announcement March 17 during her weekly news conference. The governor noted the White House believes vaccine shipments to Iowa will double from about 100,000 per week to about 200,000 per week soon, which prompted the eligibility expansion.

Currently, those age 65 and older, individuals in certain occupations, and people 64 and under with pre-existing medical conditions are eligible to receive the vaccine.

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