What you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccinations in the TV6 viewing area
(KWQC) - TV6 is providing the latest with the COVID-19 vaccination on the national level and on the local level. We’re working to keep viewers up-to-date on the latest in Iowa and in Illinois.
On Tuesday, April 13, the U.S. recommended a “pause” in using the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of rare but potentially dangerous blood clots. Health officials in Iowa and in Illinois both addressed that Tuesday and notified all vaccine providers in the states to suspend usage of the vaccine until further notice.
- Iowa-specific: View Iowa Dept. of Public Health’s website here.
- Iowa health officials are asking vaccine providers in the state to pause the administration of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
- Illinois-specific: View Illinois Dept. of Public Health’s website here.
- Illinois health officials have notified all vaccine providers in the state to discontinue the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine until further notice.
- Quad Cities-specific:
- The QC Coalition will be meeting Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. to discuss the latest with the vaccine in the Quad Cities. They are expected to discuss the latest announcement with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Vaccination administration in the area
The Illinois Department of Public Health Tuesday reported that 10,037,624 vaccines had been administered statewide and 4,552,454 people, 35.73% of the population, were fully vaccinated.
The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 83,887 doses.
As of Tuesday afternoon, 2,523,489 vaccines - 2,427,984 to Iowans - had been administered statewide.
Officials also reported that 1,358,519 Iowans, 43.06% of the population, had received at least one vaccine dose, while 1,157,834 Iowans, 36.70% of the population, were fully vaccinated.
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