Humboldt County vaccine doses continue at about 100 per week

Humboldt County continues to receive an allocation of 100 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine per week. This limited supply is challenging, Humboldt County Public Health reports, as number of individuals wishing to be vaccinated is outpacing the limited supply.
Humboldt County Public Health continues to work with the state on allocation numbers, and is hopeful the amount will be increasing in the future.
“We have received notification from the Iowa Department of Public Health that due to the winter weather conditions in the U.S. there may be a delay in vaccination distribution over the next week,” Humboldt County Public Health Director Joleen Sernett reports. “We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you informed.”
“With next week’s distribution being unknown, we will not be scheduling a community vaccine clinic. Our next community clinic will be tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, March 3. Once our vaccine shipment is confirmed for that week, we will share the plan for those qualified individuals and how to schedule an appointment,” she said.
Humboldt County educators were being vaccinated on Friday with more to be vaccinated next week.
The latest COVID-19 numbers in the county show a total of 1,124 positive cases of COVID-19 in the county since the first Humboldt County case was reported on April 18, 2020.
On Wednesday, Feb. 16, Humboldt County Public Health and the Iowa Department of Public Health identified four additional COVID-19 cases in the county, one from each of the age ranges (0-17), (18-40), (41-60) and (61-80).
The county reports 16 active positive cases at the present time. There have been 22 deaths associated with the disease.
The statewide positivity rate for the past 14 days is 7.1 percent. The seven-day average is 5.1 percent.
Humboldt County has reported eight positive cases in the past seven days for a positivity rate of 4 percent.

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