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Nurse asks Iowans to get vaccinated after her COVID-19 battle

MARSHALLTOWN, IOWA — Nurse Julie Stevens decided to pass on the COVID-19 vaccine when she had a chance. Her reason was that she was concerned with side effects, and maybe missing some days from work if she had symptoms. She ended up contracting COVID, and tried to weather it out...
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Iowa Widow Blames Unvaccinated Americans For Fully Vaccinated Husband’s Death

A woman in Iowa has expressed her anger toward Americans who refuse to get inoculated or wear masks in public, indoor spaces after she lost her fully vaccinated husband to COVID-19 last month. Ardith Keplinger's 77-year-old husband, Gary Keplinger, of Mount Ayr, died of a "breakthrough" COVID-19 infection on Aug....
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Marion County COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Clinic Today

The Marion County Public Health Department will hold a Moderna COVID-19 booster vaccine clinic today from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. People must have qualifying conditions to receive this dose, and must have received their second dose at least 28 days prior. Appointments must be scheduled online or by calling Marion County Public Health. View a list of qualifying conditions below.
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Widow: Unvaccinated to Blame for Vaccinated Iowa Man's Death

An Iowa woman whose husband died from a breakthrough COVID-19 infection is blaming Americans who refuse to mask or get vaccinated. “It’s that kind of attitude that killed my husband,” Ardith Keplinger, whose husband, Gary Keplinger, of Mount Ayr, was buried this month, told the Des Moines Register. In his...
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Raccoon Valley Radio-Listening Reporting Over Half Partially Vaccinated

COVID-19 vaccination numbers continue to increase in the Raccoon Valley Radio-listening area. According to the State Coronavirus Dashboard, as of Wednesday, Dallas County reports 51,760 individuals who have completed the vaccine series and 75 percent of the county has received at least one dose. Guthrie County has 5,463 people who have completed the series and 67 percent have completed at least one dose of the series. Adair County reports 3,083 who have completed the series of vaccines and 56 percent have received at least single one dose. In Greene County 4,409 have completed the series and 66 percent of the county has completed at least one dose of the vaccine.
DALLAS COUNTY, IA
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COVID-19 cases surge in response to delta variant; vaccination rates still stagnant

COVID-19 cases rose significantly in Poweshiek County and across the state of Iowa this August. There were 41 new documented cases in the county during the last week of August, compared to eight in the last week of July. Although the case counts remain significantly lower than during the spike in positive tests in fall 2020, the increase in cases threatens to raise what has been a flatter trend line in the last few months.
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Student vaccination rate nears 80% goal; COVID cases decline

For the third week in a row, the vaccination rate amongst students has continued to increase while the rate of COVID-19 cases continues to dwindle. Two members of the Simpson College community have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last week, according to the Simpson College COVID-19 dashboard. There are...
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Vaccine Hesitancy in the Drake Community

Last Thursday on Sept. 9, President Biden announced that the White House will be mandating vaccines for all workplaces with over 100 employees. While university students are not considered “employees,” Drake is doing what they can to encourage higher vaccine rates among students and staff, including the use of incentives and the urging of students to get the vaccine in weekly COVID update emails.
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New website helps Iowans find COVID-19 testing locations

UnityPoint employee credits COVID-19 vaccine for keeping her out of hospital. An employee at a Quad Cities hospital says being vaccinated kept her out of the hospital when she got COVID-19. More than 10,000 TSA workers have tested positive for COVID-19 Updated: 5 hours ago. The TSA says more than...
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$4.5 billion pipeline project proposed in Iowa

UnityPoint employee credits COVID-19 vaccine for keeping her out of hospital. An employee at a Quad Cities hospital says being vaccinated kept her out of the hospital when she got COVID-19. New website helps Iowans find COVID-19 testing locations. Updated: 4 hours ago. A new website is helping Iowans find...
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Warren County Health Services Vaccination Update

Approximately 25,733 individuals in Warren County have been vaccinated against COVID-19, or 50%. According to Warren County Health Services, those aged 65 and older have the highest vaccination percentage with 85.5% of all individuals fully vaccinated, which gradually declines the lower the age. All vaccination percentages are based on the total population for the eligible age group.
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Hundreds call on Gov. Reynolds to ban COVID-19 vaccine mandates

DES MOINES, Iowa (KCCI) - Hundreds are calling for Governor Kim Reynolds to ban vaccine mandates. Groups gathered outside the governor’s mansion on Saturday. It comes as the three major hospitals in Des Moines require employees to be vaccinated, along with both major hospitals in Cedar Rapids. Kari Gates is...
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Everything to know about COVID-19 vaccines in Iowa

Pfizer: The Pfizer vaccine requires two doses administered 21 days apart. There is a four day grace period in which the second dose of the vaccine can be administered. The vaccine must be kept frozen at temperatures between -112 and -77 degrees Fahrenheit. It's projected to be about 95% effective.
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This is How Many COVID-19 Vaccines Iowa Has Received So Far

It has now been 39 weeks since the first shipments of the COVID-19 vaccine were sent out to states, kicking off the largest vaccination campaign in human history. As of September 12, the U.S. has sent 456,755,755 doses of the vaccine across the country — equivalent to 139.2% of the U.S. population. While the initial […]
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Marion County Public Health COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Clinic Thursday

The Marion County Public Health Department will hold a Moderna COVID-19 booster vaccine clinic on Thursday, September 16th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. People must have qualifying conditions to receive this dose, and must have received their second dose at least 28 days prior. Appointments must be scheduled online or by calling Marion County Public Health. A list of qualifying conditions follows:
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