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Webinar to provide info on vaccines to businesses Friday

T-R PHOTO BY JOE FISHER COVID-19 vaccinations are currently being administered to health care workers, residents of long term care facilities and staff at those facilities.

The Iowa Department of Public Health and Iowa Economic Development Authority is holding a webinar to provide information on COVID-19 vaccinations to businesses, industry and agriculture.

The event can be attended live via web browser at 2:30 p.m. on Friday.

“We appreciate the partnership with the Iowa Department of Public Health and Iowa Economic Development Authority to provide information to our business community about the COVID-19 vaccine,” Lynn Olberding, executive director of the Marshalltown Area Chamber of Commerce, said.

No membership is required to attend the webinar.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions by using the chat window during the event.

The federally approved Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines are only being administered to health care workers, long term care facility staff and residents and government representatives who are deemed essential.

Both versions of the vaccine require two doses shot in the muscle of the upper arm. The Pfizer vaccine requires a second dose 21 days after the first. The Moderna vaccine requires a second dose 28 days after the first.

About 5.8 million people in the United States have received the vaccination so far, despite issues with distribution which saw Iowa receive less than the expected allotment of vaccine doses.

On Wednesday, Iowa surpassed 4,000 COVID-19 related deaths, reaching 4,060 including 58 in Marshall County.

COVID-19 VACCINE WEBINAR

IDPH and IEDA are holding an informational webinar on COVID-19 vaccination for business, industry and agriculture at 2:30 p.m., Friday. People can attend by visiting covidvax.idph.live

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Contact Joe Fisher at 753-641-6611 or jfisher@timesrepublican.com

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