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Important Vaccine Update

Important Vaccine Update

Today the federal government notified the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) that the State of Iowa, as well as all other states, will not receive the volume of vaccine initially anticipated.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020/Author: Sarah Ekstrand/Number of views (12226)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.0
Categories: IDPH News
Tags: COVID-19
Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Receives Emergency Use Authorization

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Receives Emergency Use Authorization

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Emergency Use Authorization for Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. Iowa will begin receiving shipments of Pfizer doses the week of December 13, based on population size and target populations. Shipments will continue to arrive weekly throughout Iowa.

Friday, December 11, 2020/Author: Sarah Ekstrand/Number of views (8060)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.4
Categories: IDPH News
Tags: COVID-19
State Announces Change to COVID-19 Death Reporting

State Announces Change to COVID-19 Death Reporting

Today, IDPH is announcing a change in the way we report deaths attributed to COVID-19 to better align with national and state reporting. As we learn more about the virus and testing expands significantly, Iowa like many states has changed its methodology.

Monday, December 7, 2020/Author: Anonym/Number of views (9719)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
Categories: IDPH News
State Provides New Data on coronavirus.iowa.gov

State Provides New Data on coronavirus.iowa.gov

The state of Iowa has updated the positive case analysis dashboard on coronavirus.iowa.gov to include new data for total tests, in addition to individuals tested, providing the public more comprehensive testing data that more clearly illustrates recent virus activity and testing volume.  

Friday, December 4, 2020/Author: Sarah Ekstrand/Number of views (3755)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.6
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IDPH Announces 108 Community Water Systems in Iowa Awarded CDC Water Fluoridation Quality Award

IDPH Announces 108 Community Water Systems in Iowa Awarded CDC Water Fluoridation Quality Award

The Iowa Department of Public Health announced today that 108 water systems in Iowa have been awarded Water Fluoridation Quality Awards from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In addition, five communities (Forest City Water Supply, Glidden Water Supply, Manilla Municipal Service Department, Osage Municipal Water Supply, and  Paullina Municipal Water Supply) have been awarded the 50 Year Award for maintaining continuous community water fluoridation from 1969-2019. For 2019, a total of 1,523 public water systems in 29 states received these awards.

Friday, November 20, 2020/Author: Anonym/Number of views (2777)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 2.6
Categories: IDPH News
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