Covid-19 Vaccine options for Iowans


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When it comes to Covid-19, vaccines for Covid-19 are rolling out across the country. In Iowa, the Iowa Department of Public Health has come out with a Tier list that prioritizes people most at risk for catching the virus from tiers 1-5.  Luckily, the vaccine will be available at any point in time for people at the age of 65 and older as long as supplies last. 

For Iowa, tier 1 of the vaccine rollouts have already gone out to health care workers during December, followed by Prek-12 school staff, which as of writing this article, is in the process of being distributed to teachers. Tier 2 of the vaccine distribution will start with Food, agriculture distributing workers followed by individuals who have disabilities living in a home setting and their staff. Tier 3 will include vaccinations for staff in congregate settings that were not covered by the previous tier and government officials, including staff engaged with business at the state capitol. Tier 4 includes inspectors responsible for health, life, and safety inspections, and tier 5 will consist of congressional facility staff and individuals incarcerated. Unfortunately, many students and healthy people will have to wait for a vaccine option due to this rollout schedule.

In conclusion, Covid-19 vaccinations are being distributed across the country and soon will be available to the general public after the people more at risk of catching the virus have got their vaccinations. For more information, feel free to go to the Iowa Department of Health’s website.