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Update on COVID-19 in Iowa

Update on COVID-19 in Iowa

Like most of the country, Iowa has experienced an increase in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths in recent weeks.

Because of the success of our vaccine campaign, current numbers are a fraction of what they were in November 2020, when the state experienced its highest level of virus activity. 

Wednesday, August 25, 2021/Author: Sarah Ekstrand/Number of views (8722)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 2.9
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FDA Approves First COVID-19 Vaccine

FDA Approves First COVID-19 Vaccine

Today, the FDA authorized full approval for one COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine known as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, will now be marketed as Comirnaty (koe-mir’-na-tee), for the prevention of COVID-19 disease in individuals 16 years of age and older.

Monday, August 23, 2021/Author: Sarah Ekstrand/Number of views (723)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 2.5
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IDPH Announces Expansion of 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count!

IDPH Announces Expansion of 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count!

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) announces expanded funding of 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count!, which began in 2017 in Iowa. Five new communities will receive grants, while eleven communities currently funded for the initiative will receive additional grants.

The funded communities will work to create policies and environments that support healthy choices by implementing evidence-based strategies for healthy eating and active living in communities, schools, childcare and out-of-school programs, health care practices and workplaces.  

Wednesday, July 28, 2021/Author: Sarah Ekstrand/Number of views (4091)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 2.3
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IDPH and SHL Announce At Home Testing Option

IDPH and SHL Announce At Home Testing Option

This week, Test Iowa, the state’s free COVID-19 testing program will transition from offering COVID-19 testing at drive through locations throughout the state to providing Iowans access to free, self-administered test kits. Since launching in April of 2020, Test Iowa has processed over 540,000 PCR COVID-19 tests. 

Monday, July 12, 2021/Author: Anonym/Number of views (4609)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.3
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IDPH Launches Grant Program for COVID-19 Related Programming

IDPH Launches Grant Program for COVID-19 Related Programming

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) announces two new funding opportunities that will support initiatives providing greater equity and access to COVID-19 vaccine and COVID-19-related services for those disproportionately affected by COVID-19.

Tuesday, July 6, 2021/Author: Sarah Ekstrand/Number of views (1390)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.0
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