Thursday, April 22, 2021

Crawford among 43 counties decline new doses of Covid-19 vaccine this week

State officials say 43 of Iowa's counties declined new doses of COVID-19 vaccine this week due to a lack of demand.

That’s more than double the number of counties that declined vaccine doses last week. A spokeswoman for the Iowa Department of Public Health told the Associated Press the 43 county public health departments are doing the right thing. State officials say it's important to use as many doses, as soon as possible, and counties that cannot ensure an expanded supply of Covid vaccine will be used should decline it, so the doses can be used elsewhere. The agency has not revealed if all 43 counties declined an entire weekly allotment or just part of it. Crawford County reportedly denied new doses for the second week in a row.

Here is the full list of 43 counties that declined doses this week: Adams, Allamakee, Appanoose, Audubon, Buena Vista, Butler, Carroll, Cass, Cedar, Cerro Gordo, Chickasaw, Clay, Clayton, Crawford, Des Moines, Dickinson, Emmet, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Fremont, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Humboldt, Ida, Jackson, Jefferson, Keokuk, Kossuth, Louisa, Lyon, O’Brien, Palo Alto, Sac, Sioux, Taylor, Union, Van Buren, Wapello, Webster, Winnebago and Woodbury.

Here are the counties that declined additional doses last week: Adair, Cass, Clay, Crawford, Davis, Decatur, Floyd, Franklin, Hancock, Humboldt, Jackson, Jefferson, Keokuk, Kossuth, Lyon, Osceola, Sac, Union, Webster, Winnebago, Woodbury.

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