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Iowa Public Health Agencies Maneuver Vaccine Distribution Logistics

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172,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine are set to arrive in Iowa by the end of the month.

The State of Iowa is set to receive 172,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine by the end of December. Some it arrived Monday, the rest will shipped as it becomes available.

The director of the Cerro Gordo Public Health Department in Mason City says it will likely be next week before the vaccine arrives in North Iowa.

Brian Hanft told IPR’s Pat Blank he and his staff have been busy making plans for the distribution.

“We’re working with all the people who need the vaccine because it’s going to take two doses," Hanft said, “So either a dose on day 21 or a dose on day 28, or after, we’re trying to establish priority groups.”

“There are very specific documentation requirements that need to be entered into a data base,” he added.