/WATCH: Reynolds expected announce new information on COVID-19 vaccine availability – KCCI Des Moines

WATCH: Reynolds expected announce new information on COVID-19 vaccine availability – KCCI Des Moines


Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds announced during her weekly news conference Wednesday that all Iowans will be eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccinations starting April 5.“Next Monday, April 5, all eligible Iowans can be vaccinated,” Reynolds said. “Expanding eligibility opens the opportunity for more Iowans to be vaccinated, but it also means that more Iowans will be vying for the vaccine appointments as they become available.”Reynolds said Iowans 16 and older can receive a Pfizer vaccine. Iowans 18 and older can get the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine.The governor also said more help would be available to more Iowans to schedule vaccinations. She said 211 assistance will be expanded to anyone 65 and up who needs help, plus those 16-64 with underlying health issues.Reynolds also said more doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine are expected in the state for wide distribution soon. That vaccine only requires one dose for full efficacy.The governor said the state is working with the Iowa Board of Regents to support the vaccination of college students before they head home for the summer.Reynolds said the first doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine would be going to students at Dordt College, Des Moines Area Community College and the University of Iowa.Reynolds said more doses will be made available at other Iowa universities in the coming weeks.KCCI’s Todd Magel was at Wednesday’s news conference and will have more from the governor later today on KCCI 8 News and the KCCI Breaking News and Weather App.Find out how you can get vaccinated in Iowa here.

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds announced during her weekly news conference Wednesday that all Iowans will be eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccinations starting April 5.

“Next Monday, April 5, all eligible Iowans can be vaccinated,” Reynolds said. “Expanding eligibility opens the opportunity for more Iowans to be vaccinated, but it also means that more Iowans will be vying for the vaccine appointments as they become available.”

Reynolds said Iowans 16 and older can receive a Pfizer vaccine. Iowans 18 and older can get the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

The governor also said more help would be available to more Iowans to schedule vaccinations. She said 211 assistance will be expanded to anyone 65 and up who needs help, plus those 16-64 with underlying health issues.

Reynolds also said more doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine are expected in the state for wide distribution soon. That vaccine only requires one dose for full efficacy.

The governor said the state is working with the Iowa Board of Regents to support the vaccination of college students before they head home for the summer.

Reynolds said the first doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine would be going to students at Dordt College, Des Moines Area Community College and the University of Iowa.

Reynolds said more doses will be made available at other Iowa universities in the coming weeks.

KCCI’s Todd Magel was at Wednesday’s news conference and will have more from the governor later today on KCCI 8 News and the KCCI Breaking News and Weather App.

Find out how you can get vaccinated in Iowa here.

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