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1 million vaccine doses: Iowa hits big milestone in fight against COVID-19

Friday, the Iowa Department of Public Health announced 1 million doses.

DES MOINES, Iowa — In a release Friday, Iowa Department of Public Health announced the state has now administered 1,000,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. 

The first doses were administered to Iowa healthcare workers mid-December.

“This has been a monumental effort, and our state has proven that we have the right teams, providers and processes in place to safely and efficiently vaccinate Iowans in a timely manner,” said Governor Kim Reynolds, in a release. "I’m extremely proud of our progress and I look forward to further expanding eligibility to all Iowans as supply increases.”

COVID-19 Vaccine Information Welcome to Iowa's COVID-19 Vaccine information page! The Iowa Department of Public Health is coordinating the COVID-19 vaccine distribution effort in Iowa. For more info on eligibility in Iowa, click here. If you have general questions about the vaccine, call 211. Resource specialists are available 24 hours a day to answer basic questions.

The one-million mark includes both first and second doses. Saturday, the state's Coronavirus website showed that 394,561 Iowans are fully-vaccinated. 366,711 Iowans have completed both doses of a two-dose vaccine, and 27,850 Iowans have received one dose of the single-dose vaccine.