All Iowans Will Be Eligible To Get A Vaccine Starting April 5
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds announced that all Iowans will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in the early part of April. She announced this during a weekly press conference on Wednesday.
During a weekly press conference on Wednesday, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds announced that all Iowans will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine starting April 5.
In her press conference, this plan will happen as long as the state’s vaccine dose allocation from the federal government increases as expected.
Reynolds also said during her press conference that during a recent Governor's call with the White House, federal vaccine allocations are expected to increase significantly by the week of March 29 to 20 million dose nationwide. That increase could include 4 to 6 million doses of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. Reynolds did not explain during the press conference how many would be allocated to the state of Iowa, but clearly expects enough to allow all Iowans to be eligible come April 5.
Reynolds said in her press conference that the vaccine allocation is expected to increase again in April to more than 22 million doses nationwide. Iowa's eligibility expansion will be dependent on this significant increase in dose allocations from the federal government.
“Getting vaccinated is the most important that each of us can do to ensure that our state’s recovery from COVID-19 is both strong and sustainable."
Reynolds recognized that Iowans want to have "life to get back to normal...," and encouraged Iowans to get vaccinated as soon as possible.