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On Tuesday, November 2, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation that children 5 to 11 years old be vaccinated against COVID-19 with the Pfiser-BioNTech pediatric vaccine.
COVID-19 Vaccine for children ages 5-11 years are being shipped nationwide. Inventory information is being updated on Vaccines.gov and will be available soon. In Linn County, there are several options for obtaining pediatric vaccine. A few options from healthcare partners are:
COVID-19 vaccination is the best way to prevent becoming ill with COVID-19, and is recommended for all people 5 years and older.
Vaccination progress among select populations as of November 1, 2021
Percent fully vaccinated as of November 1, 2021
Change from two weeks ago
Age 65 and older (n=36,529 people)
Age 12 and older (n=192,403 people)
Total population (n=226,706 people)
Vaccination status metrics are available on Linn County’s metrics dashboard.
COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions are updated frequently.
For questions about COVID-19 vaccine in Linn County:
As of 10:10 AM November 3, 2021
Note: The State of Iowa has transitioned from reporting positive individuals to positive tests. Linn County will continue to report positive individuals. Therefore, numbers from the state and Linn County dashboard will not match.
Additional data on COVID-19 cases is available on Linn County’s case count dashboard.
As of November 3, 2021
Test Positivity Rate*
7-Day Test Positivity Rate
14-Day Test Positivity Rate
*Percent of positive tests to date since beginning of pandemic.
Additional Linn County metrics are available on Linn County’s metrics dashboard.
For more COVID-19 information specific to Linn County, visit LinnCounty.org/COVID19.