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What you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccinations in the TV6 viewing area

TV6 is providing the latest with the COVID-19 vaccination on the national level and on the...
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.(none)
Published: Jan. 27, 2021 at 11:38 AM CST|Updated: 21 hours ago
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(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.

You can scroll towards the bottom of this article to find a list of counties in the TV6 viewing area. You will find the latest updates per-county listed and linked.

While TV6 is working to cover the latest with the vaccine, we are still working to cover the latest while Tracking the Curve in the area.

The only COVID-19 vaccinations currently authorized for emergency use are the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. The UN recently approved the AstraZeneca vaccine for emergency use.

Frequently asked questions

TV6 wants to provide the answers to your questions. If you have a question you want to be answered regarding the vaccine in either Illinois or Iowa you can click the link above. Let us know what state you live in and we will work on providing that answer.

  • Who should get the vaccine when supply is limited?
    • According to the CDC, they are providing recommendations to federal, state, and local governments about who should be vaccinated first. You can see their recommendations at this link.
    • The recommendations were made with the following goals in mind:
      • Decrease death and serious disease as much as possible.
      • Preserve the functioning of society.
      • Reduce the extra burden COVID-19 is having on people already facing disparities.
  • Iowa-specific: View Iowa Dept. of Public Health’s website here.
    • The Iowa Dept. of Public Health announced the launch of its new Vaccinate Iowa website.
    • The Iowa Dept. of Public Health announced the launch of a vaccine dashboard and provider locator tool on their website. The tool will show statewide data of the COVID vaccine efforts in Iowa.
    • If you have general questions about the vaccine, call 211
    • Who is eligible to be vaccinated in Phase 1B in Iowa? When will I be able to get vaccinated?
      • Iowa is currently vaccinating individuals in Phase 1B.
        • Vaccine remains in short supply. This means not everyone in Phase 1B will be able to get vaccinated right away.
      • You can find the list of phases and tiers broken down at the state department’s website.
  • Illinois-specific: View Illinois Dept. of Public Health’s website here.

Vaccination administration in the area

Illinois

The Illinois Department of Public Health Sunday reported that there have been a total of 814,241 completed doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered across Illinois. That makes up about 6.39% of the state.

Iowa

The Iowa Department of Public Health reported that 178,875 completed doses have been distributed across the state as of Saturday. That’s about 5.67% of the state.

County Health Departments:

To see a list of health departments by city or zip code you can find that at this link.

CDC resources:

FDA resources:

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