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Vaccine Rates Trending Down

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As a state, Iowa continues to slip nationally when it comes to vaccine numbers. Iowa ranks 21st in the nation with 1.4 million people, or 44.9% fully vaccinated, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Two weeks ago Iowa was 17th. State data shows a significant decline in the number of doses administered per day since Mid-April when an average of nearly 31,000 doses a day were being administered in Iowa. That has fallen to an average of less than 7,000 doses a day in the past week. As of Tuesday 52.9% of Iowans age 18 and older have been fully vaccinated and 62.3% have had at least one dose. Governor Kim Reynolds set a goal of 75% vaccinated buy July 1st in April. Locally, Jefferson County has approximately 35% vaccinated, Wapello 34% and  Van Buren 30%.

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