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Wright County Health Department Issues Covid Vaccination Statement

The Wright County Health Department issued a statement regarding covid-19 vaccinations on Tuesday. That statement is below.

Following the Emergency Use Authorization of both the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19
vaccines, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) is partnering with county public health
departments to begin vaccinating Iowans. Both vaccines are currently being administered in
Iowa to the Phase 1A priority populations of health care personnel and long-term care residents
and staff.

As more vaccines become available, Iowa’s Infectious Disease Advisory Council (IDAC), will
review guidance issued by the CDC’s advisory group the Advisory Council on Immunization
Practices (ACIP) to further prioritize populations to receive the vaccine in Iowa. IDAC is
currently reviewing ACIP recommendations for Phase 1B and 1C priority populations.

Wright County health is working with facilities in our county to allocate vaccine doses to the
Phase 1A priority populations. Wright County will continue to provide updates for other priority
populations as we receive additional allocations of vaccine. While right now, the vaccine is being
made available to the priority populations, it is anticipate that by mid-2021, there should be
enough vaccine for anyone who wants to receive it,” said Wright County Public Health Director
Sandy McGrath RN.

Until vaccine is widely available to all, it is critical that Iowans continue to practice the
mitigation measures that can slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus such as,
Wearing a mask or face covering. Practicing social distancing with those outside your household,
Cleaning your hands frequently with soap and water, and staying home if you feel sick

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