Mar 17, 2021 - News
Everyone in Iowa will soon be eligible for COVID-19 vaccine
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds. Photo: Olivia Sun/The Des Moines Register/pool

All Iowans will be eligible to be vaccinated starting Monday April 5, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced today.

  • That's dependent on Iowa’s vaccine allocation being increased — and Reynolds expressed confidence that it would.

Why it matters:

"Getting vaccinated is the most important thing that each of us can do to ensure that our state’s recovery from COVID-19 is both strong and sustainable."
Gov. Reynolds

State of play: Eligibility doesn’t mean you’ll immediately get your first dose.

  • Vaccination appointments will still be required by the Polk County Health Department, spokeswoman Nola Aigner Davis told Axios. (Check out these tips for landing an appointment.)
  • Mass vaccination clinics in Polk County are possible in coming weeks but that depends on supplies.

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