DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowa’s weekly COVID-19 vaccination allotment will be increasing by 24 percent.
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said Wednesday that Iowa will receive almost 62,000 doses next week, which is up from 49,900.
She also said touched on last week’s decision to withhold vaccines in five Iowa counties.
She said that decision was “intended to allow public health officials a week to administer the remaining supply before the next shipment.”
Two of the five counties affected were Hancock and Chickasaw.
“Vaccines should be going into the arms of Iowans, not into storage,” Reynolds said.
Reynolds added that COVID data across the state is going in a “positive direction on all fronts.”