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Booster Doses Eligibility Expanded to All Iowans Over Age 18

Booster Doses Eligibility Expanded to All Iowans Over Age 18

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has authorized boosters of the Pfizer and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines for all adults age 18 and over. Prior to this authorization, eligibility had been limited to individuals age 65 and older and those who lived or worked in high risk environments.

Monday, November 22, 2021/Author: Sarah Ekstrand/Number of views (204)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week is November 18-24

U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week is November 18-24

U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week, November 18-24 this year, is an annual one-week observance to raise awareness of the importance of appropriate antibiotic use to combat the threat of antibiotic resistance. 

Thursday, November 18, 2021/Author: Sarah Ekstrand/Number of views (155)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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State Reports Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Approval And First Flu Death of Season

State Reports Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Approval And First Flu Death of Season

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced last evening that, effective immediately, they recommend the Pediatric Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine series for everyone ages 5 years and older, under Emergency Use Authorization. COVID-19 vaccines may be administered without regard to timing of other vaccines. This includes simultaneous administration of COVID-19 vaccine and other vaccines on the same day. The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) estimates there are approximately 284,000 Iowans in this age group.

Wednesday, November 3, 2021/Author: Sarah Ekstrand/Number of views (633)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 1.0
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CDC Approves COVID-19 Booster Doses for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson Vaccines

CDC Approves COVID-19 Booster Doses for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson Vaccines

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has approved the use of booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines. Pfizer booster doses were approved for use last month. Additionally, the CDC’s recommendations now allow for “mix and match” dosing for booster doses only. These approvals and recommendations are effective immediately.

Friday, October 22, 2021/Author: Sarah Ekstrand/Number of views (1103)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.0
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Update to State’s COVID-19 Testing Program

Update to State’s COVID-19 Testing Program

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEMD) and the State Hygienic Lab (SHL) are adjusting the state’s approach to provide Iowans convenient access to free COVID-19 testing statewide. 

Wednesday, October 6, 2021/Author: Sarah Ekstrand/Number of views (30104)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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