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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: Alex Carfrae/Number of views (899)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
Categories: IDPH News
CDC Approves Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine for 12-15 Year Olds

CDC Approves Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine for 12-15 Year Olds

Following U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) EUA approval on May 10, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) adopted CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation that endorsed the safety and effectiveness of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and its use in 12- through 15-year-old adolescents.

Thursday, May 13, 2021/Author: Alex Carfrae/Number of views (1104)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.0
Categories: IDPH News
State Will Lift J&J Pause After CDC and FDA Recommendation

State Will Lift J&J Pause After CDC and FDA Recommendation

Following the announcement today that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have lifted the pause on the administration of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) recommends that any vaccine provider in the state who has available Johnson & Johnson vaccine resume administration, effective immediately. 

Friday, April 23, 2021/Author: Alex Carfrae/Number of views (1857)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 1.0
Categories: IDPH News
IDPH Confirms COVID-19 P.1 Variant in Iowa

IDPH Confirms COVID-19 P.1 Variant in Iowa

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has confirmed one case of the COVID-19 variant, SARS-CoV-2 P.1  in Iowa. This variant is also referred to as the Brazilian variant. We are still learning about the characteristics of this strain including any potential impact on vaccine effectiveness.

Thursday, April 15, 2021/Author: Alex Carfrae/Number of views (2341)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.0
Categories: IDPH News
Update on Pause of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Administration

Update on Pause of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Administration

After an announcement this morning from the Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) is recommending that all Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine administration in the state should halt until further guidance is issued. IDPH has communicated this guidance to local health officials and vaccine providers throughout the state.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021/Author: Alex Carfrae/Number of views (1465)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: IDPH News
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