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COVID Vaccination Rates in North Iowa Up Slightly

Floyd and Chickasaw counties are behind the state percentage of residents who have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

According to the Iowa Department of Public Health Coronavirus Vaccination Dashboard, 47.6% of the state’s population eligible to receive COVID shots has been fully vaccinated as of Tuesday, August 10th.  Floyd County has reached 43.5% of its population to be fully vaccinated and with the rise of the Delta variant, Public Health Administrator Gail Arjes says there has been a slight uptick in the number of people visiting her office to get vaccinated. 

Chickasaw County has reached 44.5% of its population being fully vaccinated.  County Public Health Administrator Lisa Welter says her office has been steady, giving 10-20 new and prime doses weekly. 

Also behind the state’s rate of full vaccination is Mitchell County at 40.4%, Howard County at 41.7%, Fayette County at 44.8%, Franklin County at 43.3%, and Worth County at 42.2%.

Pacing ahead of the state are Butler County at 48.4%, Bremer County at 49.5%, Cerro Gordo County at 50.9%, and Winneshiek County at 52.1% of the their population fully vaccinated.

Mark Pitz

News Director/Weekdays 10am to 2pm on 95.9 KCHA

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