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COVID-19

Fauci says he expects J&J vaccine to resume later this week

WASHINGTON — The United States will likely move to resume Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine this coming week, possibly with restrictions or broader warnings after reports of some very rare blood clot cases, the government's top infectious diseases expert said Sunday. Dr. Anthony ...

Marshall County receives 1,000 COVID-19 vaccines

This week, Marshall County received 1,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines, as opposed to the normal 500. However, 1,000 doses will not become the new normal. Marshall County Public Health Nurse Pat Thompson said counties across the state have started to turn down vaccine shipments. She was asked ...

Iowa confirms first case of Brazilian COVID-19 strain

Iowa confirmed its first case of the Brazilian COVID-19 variant on Thursday, the Iowa Department of Public Health reported. “We are still learning about the characteristics of this strain including any potential impact on vaccine effectiveness,” the department said in a statement. The ...

More vaccines available at NuCara

NuCara will host a Moderna vaccine clinic on Friday for people still wanting to get inoculated against COVID-19. It will take place at the McFarland Southside Clinic, 303 Nicholas Drive. To make an appointment, please visit https://www.nucara.com/coronavirus. Patients 65 and older will ...

UnityPoint Marshalltown seeking arms for surplus of COVID-19 vaccines

UnityPoint Health-Marshalltown received 1,200 doses of Moderna vaccine this week and appointments are still available. • People can schedule using the link uph.link/wat0ir • If anyone prefers to call, they can reach the Call Center at 319-226-2601 during daytime business hours. • ...

Twenty-one Iowa counties turn down COVID-19 vaccines

Twenty-one county health departments turned down their state COVID-19 vaccine allocations this week, the state health director said. Kelly Garcia, director of the Iowa Department of Public Health, said it is unclear if those counties have a lack of demand for the vaccine. It’s possible ...

Marshalltown VA sees low demand for vaccinations

The Marshalltown Veteran Administration Clinic has been vaccinating all veterans, their spouses and caregivers, but low demand and the pause on Johnson & Johnson vaccines has halted plans for vaccinations in the foreseeable future. While demand for the vaccine was high when the ...

Iowa stops distribution of J&J vaccine due to blood clot investigation

DES MOINES — Iowa public health officials said Tuesday they were temporarily stopping the use of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine as federal health agencies investigate incidents of rare blood clots. The Iowa Department of Public Health announced the pause at the recommendation ...

Johnson & Johnson vaccinations on pause

DES MOINES - With the announcement from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Tuesday morning, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has advised all Iowa vaccine providers pause administration of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine until more details are confirmed. ASSOCIATED ...

UnityPoint to begin vaccinating people age 18

People older than the age of 18 who would like to receive the COVID-19 vaccine are encouraged to self-schedule an appointment with UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown at www.uph.link/wat0ir. If individuals would prefer to call, they can reach the call center at 319-226-2601 during daytime ...

J&J vaccine ‘paused’ after adverse reactions at Georgia site

ATLANTA — Georgia health officials are temporarily stopping vaccinations of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at one site in north Georgia after eight people experienced "adverse reactions" on Wednesday. At least three other states — North Carolina, Iowa and Colorado — have reported ...

1,376 Marshall County residents receive COVID vaccine this week

According to information from the Iowa Department of Public Health COVID-19 website, 8,732 Marshall County residents have received COVID-19 vaccinations. Last week — before vaccine eligibility was opened to everyone age 16 and older on Monday — 7,356 residents had been dosed. Marshall ...

No new cases of COVID in district

No new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the Marshalltown Community School District this week. Last week, four cases were confirmed - all among students. Since the pandemic began, the highest number of weekly cases reported by the district as been 34, which was in November. The district ...

Reynolds vows to prohibit ‘vaccine passports’ in Iowa

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said Wednesday she plans to take legislative or executive action to forbid the use of “vaccine passports” to prove individuals had received the COVID-19 vaccine. Reynolds encouraged Iowans to get vaccinated as soon as possible, taking whichever form of the vaccine ...

18 and older can get vaccinated in Marshall County

Even though the state of Iowa opened the eligibility for COVID-19 vaccines on Monday, it was surprisingly calm in Marshall County. Marshall County Public Health Nurse Pat Thompson said Monday was relatively uneventful, despite vaccine eligibility being opened to everyone age 16 and older. ...

Viral thoughts: Why COVID-19 conspiracy theories persist

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Daniel Roberts hadn't had a vaccination since he was 6. No boosters, no tetanus shots. His parents taught him inoculations were dangerous, and when the coronavirus arrived, they called it a hoax. The vaccine, they said, was the real threat. So when the 29-year-old ...

Iowa opens vaccines to all adults

DES MOINES — Iowa opened coronavirus vaccination to everyone age 16 and older on Monday, as the state dealt with increasing spread of the virus and a seven-day death rate that was among the highest in the nation. State public health officials reported 68 more deaths on Sunday. Many of those ...

COVID-19 cases in Iowa fall

Iowa’s new COVID-19 cases fell from a spike last week, but hospitalizations and deaths remain high. Iowa’s COVID-19 cases were down 6 percent over the last seven days, the Washington Post reported Monday. The decrease follows a sharp increase last week, when cases were up 33.7 percent ...