DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said Tuesday that initial doses of a COVID-19 vaccine will be limited.
As the state grapples with the virus, Reynolds said the focus of the limited supply the state of Iowa will receive will be given to those critical to response, those who provide direct care and those at the highest risk.
“That brings hope that lives will be back to normal soon, but it will take some time for the vaccine to be widely available,” she said.
Reynolds said the statewide positive rate over the last seven days is 14.7 percent.
Young adults, ages 18-29, had the highest positivity rate at 20 percent.
Reynolds also focused on the upcoming holiday season and urged Iowans to “put the same time and effort into keeping your family healthy, which may mean having to change traditions.”