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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 (12321)/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 (8206)/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 (10159)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
Categories: IDPH News
Iowa Department of Public Health Seeks  Qualified Vendor to Provide COVID-19 Emergency Contact Tracing and Case Investigation Services

Iowa Department of Public Health Seeks Qualified Vendor to Provide COVID-19 Emergency Contact Tracing and Case Investigation Services

On March 17, 2020, Governor Reynolds issued a Proclamation of Public Health Disaster Emergency throughout the entire State of Iowa due to the community spread of COVID-19. Governor Reynolds has extended this proclamation throughout the pandemic, including the recent extension issued on November 10, 2020. In accordance with the proclamation, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) is seeking assistance with case investigation and contact tracing to address the increase of COVID-19 cases.

Monday, November 16, 2020/Author: Anonym/Number of views (5871)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.8
Categories: IDPH News
Tags: COVID-19
State Updates Long-Term Care Facility Visitation Guidance

State Updates Long-Term Care Facility Visitation Guidance

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals (DIA) are updating guidance for long-term care facilities to comply with new requirements from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This updated guidance aligns with federal regulations to balance resident and staff safety with quality of life.

Thursday, October 1, 2020/Author: Anonym/Number of views (10378)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.3
Categories: IDPH News
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