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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 (1362)/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 (1892)/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 (61723)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.3
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Monona Municipal Water Department receives 50 Year Water Fluoridation Award

Monona Municipal Water Department receives 50 Year Water Fluoridation Award

 The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced today that Monona Municipal Water Department has been awarded the 2020 Community Water Fluoridation 50 Year Award from the American Dental Association (ADA), Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors (ASTDD), and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for continuously adjusting and maintaining the amount of fluoride in drinking water for the prevention of tooth decay in adults and children.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021/Author: Sarah Ekstrand/Number of views (1118)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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IDPH One of Twenty Awardees Nationwide for CDC Social Determinants of Health Grant

IDPH One of Twenty Awardees Nationwide for CDC Social Determinants of Health Grant

 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has selected the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) as 1 of 20 recipients across the country who have been awarded funding through the Closing the Gap with Social Determinants of Health Accelerator Plans.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021/Author: Sarah Ekstrand/Number of views (1619)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 1.0
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