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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 (2718)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 1.0
Categories: IDPH News
Tags: COVID-19
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 (3186)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.0
Categories: IDPH News
Tags: COVID-19
Update on COVID-19 in Iowa

Update on COVID-19 in Iowa

Like most of the country, Iowa has experienced an increase in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths in recent weeks.

Because of the success of our vaccine campaign, current numbers are a fraction of what they were in November 2020, when the state experienced its highest level of virus activity. 

Wednesday, August 25, 2021/Author: Sarah Ekstrand/Number of views (14984)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 2.8
Categories: IDPH News
Tags: COVID-19
IDPH and SHL Announce At Home Testing Option

IDPH and SHL Announce At Home Testing Option

This week, Test Iowa, the state’s free COVID-19 testing program will transition from offering COVID-19 testing at drive through locations throughout the state to providing Iowans access to free, self-administered test kits. Since launching in April of 2020, Test Iowa has processed over 540,000 PCR COVID-19 tests. 

Monday, July 12, 2021/Author: Alex Carfrae/Number of views (9447)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.6
Categories: IDPH News
CDC Approves Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine for 12-15 Year Olds

CDC Approves Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine for 12-15 Year Olds

Following U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) EUA approval on May 10, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) adopted CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation that endorsed the safety and effectiveness of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and its use in 12- through 15-year-old adolescents.

Thursday, May 13, 2021/Author: Alex Carfrae/Number of views (3495)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.8
Categories: IDPH News
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