Number of vaccine doses in Iowa, other states to be less than expected
States were informed by the federal government
DES MOINES, Iowa (KWQC) - The Iowa Department of Public Health received less than great news today in regards to vaccine deployment. They, along with other states, were notified by the federal government that the number of vaccine doses will be significantly less than what was initially predicted.
In a media release, IDPH stated they now expect their vaccine allocation to be reduced by as much as 30% from the preliminary allotment. The state is still working with its federal partners to gain confirmation and make adjustments.
While the exact number of doses were not available in the Iowa Department of Public Health’s release, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said in his daily presser on Wednesday they were told by the federal government that the overall expected number of vaccines shipped nationwide would be around 8 million per week. Pritzker stated today that the number has been cut almost in half to about 4.3 million doses across the country.
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