CDC Data: Iowa ranks near bottom of states in COVID-19 vaccine administration – KCCI Des Moines

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows Iowa ranks near the bottom among states in its ability to administer COVID-19 vaccinations. Previous CDC data showed Iowa at the bottom of the list.Iowa ranks 42nd in vaccine doses delivered to the state and 46th in doses administered.Only 7.5% of Iowans have received at least one vaccine dose. Alaska leads the nation at 15% receiving at least one dose.CDC data shows Iowa has received 510,550 vaccine doses. Iowa Department of Public health data shows the state has administered 348,042 of those doses.Iowa does rank better in second doses administered, at 2.8%. That puts the state closer to the middle of the national average. West Virginia leads that category at 7.5%.IPDH data shows 89,542 Iowans have completed second-dose vaccination as of Monday.NEW PROGRAMIowans may be seeing a quicker rollout for coronavirus vaccines starting this week.It’s called the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program. Hy-Vee is taking part in the program, which hopes to expand access by sending the vaccine straight from the CDC to pharmacies.Hy-Vee says it’ll allow them to vaccinate people less than 24 hours after receiving the vaccine.The CDC says the expansion will go to more than 40,000 pharmacies once there’s more supply.Find information on how to get vaccinated in Iowa here.

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows Iowa ranks near the bottom among states in its ability to administer COVID-19 vaccinations. Previous CDC data showed Iowa at the bottom of the list.

Iowa ranks 42nd in vaccine doses delivered to the state and 46th in doses administered.

Only 7.5% of Iowans have received at least one vaccine dose. Alaska leads the nation at 15% receiving at least one dose.

CDC data shows Iowa has received 510,550 vaccine doses. Iowa Department of Public health data shows the state has administered 348,042 of those doses.

Iowa does rank better in second doses administered, at 2.8%. That puts the state closer to the middle of the national average. West Virginia leads that category at 7.5%.

IPDH data shows 89,542 Iowans have completed second-dose vaccination as of Monday.

NEW PROGRAM

Iowans may be seeing a quicker rollout for coronavirus vaccines starting this week.

It’s called the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program. Hy-Vee is taking part in the program, which hopes to expand access by sending the vaccine straight from the CDC to pharmacies.

Hy-Vee says it’ll allow them to vaccinate people less than 24 hours after receiving the vaccine.

The CDC says the expansion will go to more than 40,000 pharmacies once there’s more supply.

Find information on how to get vaccinated in Iowa here.