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Woodbury County plans to begin vaccinating those 65 and older along with the rest of the state

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Phase 1B Iowa
Courtesy of the Iowa Department of Public Health

SIOUX CITY (KTIV) -- Woodbury County is still vaccinating group 1A. But local health officials say they still plan to start on group 1B along with the rest of the state.

Leaders with the Siouxland District Health Department said those who are 65 and older will have first priority to the vaccine. They will be followed by public safety workers, and teachers.

Beyond those individuals, group 1B also includes people with disabilities and their care staff, government leaders, correctional officers, and those who are currently incarcerated.

Siouxland District Health Department Deputy Director Tyler Brock said they will continue to work as fast as possible to get group 1B vaccinated.

"Clearly we need those kinds of services to run smoothly so you don't want staffing shortages in their work environment. It brings them in close contact with the general public, putting them at risk," said Tyler Brock.

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Brock said Siouxland District Health will continue to notify the public when and where certain people in group 1B can get the vaccine once doses are available.

Libbie Randall

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