Essential workers, disabled Iowans will receive vaccine access soon
Iowa will likely allow essential workers and people with disabilities to receive a COVID vaccine in March, now that the state is seeing a steady supply of vaccines from the federal government, Gov. Kim Reynolds said last Thursday.
“We’re finally able to generally answer the question that so many Iowans are asking, and that’s ‘when is it my turn,’” Reynolds said.
So far, the state has seen almost 620,000 vaccinations. Of those over the age of 65, an estimated 53 percent have received at least the first dose of the two-dose course of the COVID vaccine.
The next group to become eligible for the vaccine will be those considered essential workers and people with disabilities who live at home. Those groups are expected to receive vaccines in early March, with 70 percent receiving the vaccine by early April. At that time, vaccine availability could be expanded to additional groups, Reynolds said.