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Data center that houses Iowa vaccine system restored after hardware malfunction

The Mid Atlantic Data Center houses data for the Iowa Immunization Registry Information System, which is used by providers to report COVID-19 vaccine rates.

DES MOINES, Iowa — Providers were unable to report COVID-19 vaccine administration data into the Iowa Immunization Registry Information System Tuesday into Wednesday due to a hardware malfunction in the data center that houses it.

Mid Atlantic Data Center and IRIS said the error impacted accessibility for Iowa and multiple other states, but operations have since been restored, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health. 

Data entry and updating the data on the vaccine dashboard and of the state's website was delayed because of the malfunction.

The next update to the state's website is expected "around" noon Wednesday, IDPH said.

Officials are implementing backup plans to avoid a prolonged disruption to Iowa's vaccine providers and updates will be provided as soon as more details are available. 

As of 10 a.m. Tuesday, 1,113,996 total COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the state. A total of 1,070,910 have been administered to Iowans. 

A total of 317,310 individuals have started their two-dose vaccine series while 383,456 have completed their full two-dose series. The state's website says 29,760 people are fully vaccinated with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. 

In total, 413,218 individuals have been fully vaccinated by the state of Iowa.