CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) -After 5 counties in Iowa realized late final week that the state could be rescinding their weekly COVID vaccine allocation as a result of they hadn’t met an 80% utilization threshold of their present provides, these counties have issued updates to the general public on the place they stand for the upcoming week.
KCRG-TV9 realized on Friday that Washington, Chickasaw, Buchanan, Poweshiek, and Hancock Counties wouldn’t be allotted their weekly vaccine quantities.
These counties have launched the next updates to the general public on the scenario:
In a Fb put up on Saturday, Washington County Public Well being stated the next:
“We got discover after our mass vaccination clinic on Thursday afternoon that we might not obtain the extra 300 prime doses we had been initially allotted for the week.
This was disappointing information, however it’s going to NOT affect our upcoming mass vaccination clinic on February twenty second, the closed clinics we’ve with our neighborhood faculty districts or 2nd doses which can be already scheduled.
Sadly, the Iowa climate delayed one in every of our mass clinics, however we’ve no considerations about assembly the 80% burn price required to get extra allocations.
We’ve been assured that with our plans shifting ahead, this pause in allocation will solely be for this week.”
Lisa Welter, Administrator of Chickasaw County Public Well being, launched the next assertion on Saturday:
“There was plenty of social media relating to Chickasaw County not getting vaccines as we didn’t distribute our 80% of vaccines.
I obtained a name on Thursday evening notifying me the governor had made this resolution and the doses could be allotted to Hyvee Pharmacy.
I spent plenty of time Friday speaking with the governor’s workplace and state representatives on this matter. They’ve all been very useful and attempting to assist and work with me.
I consider we’ve met our 80% threshold for the week. It was discovered that there could also be a technical difficulty with the pc system inflicting our numbers to be totally different than what they really are. I’m working with IRIS (the state vaccine reporting system) to get this resolved.
They did report they’ll attempt to discover vaccine for subsequent week however that is unsure. We did over 400 vaccinations final week. We have now clinics deliberate for subsequent week and can use the small quantity of vaccine that we’ve left for the clinics.
That is very heartbreaking to my workers and I who’ve put in numerous hours guaranteeing vaccines had been offered in a well timed method and likewise the people of Chickasaw County ready to be vaccinated.
I’ll preserve combating for vaccines for Chickasaw County. As extra data is offered I’ll relay it.
Thanks all to your endurance and understanding. Thanks to the Board of Well being andBoard of Supervisors to your assist.
Buchanan County Public Well being posted on their Fb web page on Saturday that “Buchanan County Main Care Suppliers are specializing in vaccinating our 65 & older inhabitants; these suppliers are contacting their sufferers as vaccine is offered” and inspiring these with main care suppliers from exterior the county to contact their suppliers to learn to get vaccinated.
Poweshiek County Public Well being posted on their Fb web page on Saturday that they’ll be capable of “maintain all scheduled vaccination clinics and appointments for this coming week, one other 530 first dose appointments,” including that “Late Thursday, we obtained notification from IDPH that a part of our allocation could be withheld this coming week. This was surprising as we had beforehand been assured all the things was on observe for an additional most allocation” and that “We’re inspired by our communities’ response to desirous to get the COVID-19 vaccine and know that can assist us get again to ‘regular’ sooner.”
Hancock County Well being System wrote in a Fb put up that they had been “excited to announce we are going to maintain our vaccine clinics scheduled for this coming week as we stay diligent in our efforts to vaccinate all those that put their belief in us,” including that “Though Hancock County’s administration of 500 doses far exceeded the state’s newly required 80 % administration mandate, the doses we gave at our Thursday and Friday clinics didn’t depend towards this week’s allocation. Subsequently, Hancock County didn’t obtain the allotment of vaccine it anticipated for the upcoming week, starting February 15″ and that “We stay up for the allocation of doses within the upcoming weeks and guarantee space residents we are going to proceed to carry vaccination clinics as quickly as vaccine is obtained.”
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