Iowa Vaccines


Nearly 25% of those hospitalized with COVID-19 In Iowa are fully vaccinated

DES MOINES, Iowa — The latestCOVID-19 data released by the Iowa Department of Public Health on Monday shows a downward trend in hospitalizations. However, Dr. Leyla Best, an infectious disease specialist at Unity Point says Des Moines is actually seeing an increase in hospitalizations. Des Moines hospitals are treating 84...

President Biden calls on employers to mandate vaccines

Two Iowa children's hospitals are the big winners after this year's in-state football rivalry between the University of Iowa and Iowa State. An advanced technology is helping investigators catch liars with their eyes. It's called Eye Detect. UFG insurance hosts the first Port-A-Potty Pledgeapalooza. Updated: 2 hours ago. On Friday,...

Iowa hospital sees a decrease in kids scheduled for routine vaccine appointments

DES MOINES, Iowa — While COVID-19 vaccines are still the main focus across the country, health professionals are concerned about a decrease in Iowa kids receiving routine vaccines. A General Pediatrician at Blank Children’s Hospital, Dr. Nathan Boonstra, confirms that the UnityPoint Health facility has seen a decrease in kids...

Iowa health experts urge pregnant women to get COVID-19 vaccines

Dr. Kelly Ferroni of Tiffin was 26 weeks pregnant when she tested positive for COVID-19. She began experiencing mild cold-like symptoms last October, before the vaccines were available. Then, a little more than a week into the infection, the situation took a turn for the worse. “It was about day...

Iowa doctor says those who’ve had COVID-19 should still get vaccinated

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) — Medical professionals say they are continuing to learn more aboutCOVID-19 antibodies and whether people who’ve had the virus have enough antibodies to be protected. It’s a question KCRG asked Dr. Pat Winokur, professor of internal medicine and infectious diseases at the University of Iowa Hospitals...

Website, formerly for finding vaccines, shifts to locating COVID-19 tests in Iowa

Cornell College in Mount Vernon wants to help pay off student debt for some of its future graduates. Pedati says she's leaving state post to 'explore new opportunities'. Dr. Caitlin Pedati's resignation letter, which our KCRG-TV9i9 Investigative Team received through an open records request, says her last day is on October 22nd.

Iowa Poll: Quarter of Iowans don't plan to get COVID-19 vaccine

A new Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll shows a quarter of Iowans do not plan to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The poll finds a combined 70 percent of adults either have at least one dose of the vaccine or plan to get vaccinated. CDC data shows 70.5 percent of Iowa...

Hy-Vee Continues Covid-19 Vaccinations In 8 States, Including Iowa

You may have heard this week's news on the continuing effort to vaccinate Americans. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has given the go-ahead to recommend a third vaccination for the elderly and other medically vulnerable Americans with a booster dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine, six months after their second dose.