Governor Reynolds Says COVID-19 Vaccine Demand Exceeding Supply

Governor Kim Reynolds says demand for the COVID-19 vaccine will continue to “vastly exceed” supply in Iowa for quite some time.

Iowa has gotten 160-thousand first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine so far – and about 106-thousand of them have been administered, mostly to frontline healthcare workers.

The plan calls for adding more essential workers to the vaccine mix starting in early February. And the governor says it’s possible the state will be sent more doses of the vaccine, but there’s uncertainty with the change in administrations.

The next phase of recipients being added to the list next month will include people like teachers, grocery store employees, childcare workers, workers in meat production facilities and more first responders and law enforcement.

 

story courtesy of Radio Iowa

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