DES MOINES, Iowa (KTIV) - On Monday, the Iowa Department of Public Health shared its data on statewide COVID-19 vaccine administration.
The IDPH says these updates will be published each week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Officials say reports will initially be static visualizations, including high-level information on vaccine administration totals, as well as county-level information.
The current update can be found here.Iowa-COVID-19-Vaccine-Administration-for-Jan.-11
“We are working to bring a more robust and dynamic dashboard of our vaccine progress online in the coming weeks. Iowans can expect to see additional data points that will clearly illustrate the progress we are making in vaccinating Iowans,” said IDPH interim director Kelly Garcia in a press release.
Iowa health care officials say vaccines are currently being administered to populations in the Phase 1A category, meaning health care personnel and residents and staff in long-term care facilities are the first ones to receive the doses.
In the coming weeks, this will expand to further reach Iowans in the next priority groups.
“We know Iowans are eager to learn of the progress we are making in the vaccine effort, and we are committed to sharing information as we work through the stage of vaccinating this initial priority population. Stabilizing our health care system is paramount in our fight against COVID-19,” said Garcia.
As of Jan. 11, 96,686 vaccines have been administered in Iowa.