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COVID-19

Volunteers make clinics possible

Volunteers have always been important fixtures in any community and now with COVID-19 vaccination clinics running their presence is that much more important. Tama County Public Health began vaccinations clinics in February. For each clinic around 100 people are receiving either their first ...

Third vaccine to arrive in Tama County

The state of Iowa will reach a milestone recently, with over 100,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine being distributed statewide. In addition to the Moderna and Pfizer allocations, Iowa will receive 25,600 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which was approved for Emergency Use Authorization ...

How to get the vaccine if you’re over 65

Editor's Note: This article has been updated as the age group for 1B was recently changed from 75 to 65. Tama County Public Health (TCPH) announced this week they are looking to compile a list of residents in Tama County aged 65 or over who are interested in receiving a COVID-19 ...

Public Health seeking those over 75 for vaccine list

Tama County Public Health (TCPH) announced this week they are looking to compile a list of residents in Tama County aged 75 or over who are interested in receiving a COVID-19 vaccination. TCPH will be moving to Phase 1-B of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in the coming weeks which includes all ...

County facilities move to by-appointment-only

In a memo sent to county staff Monday, county administrators announced that all Tama County facilities will move to by-appointment-only access to the public beginning Nov. 3. The move comes as COVID-19 positivity rates are on the rise in Tama County. County departments will continue to ...