I hope this email finds you and your loved ones safe and healthy. I know the spread of COVID-19 has made 2020 a tough year for many families. As we close in on the end of the year, I am optimistic that with COVID vaccinations beginning to happen across our state and country, we will finally be able to stop its spread.
If you are eligible, I encourage all Iowans to get the vaccine when it is made available to them. If you would like more information on the COVID-19 vaccine and how it is being dispersed in Iowa, please click here to visit the Iowa Department of Public Health’s website.
The COVID vaccine was developed by our doctors and scientific community who have worked to make the vaccine as safe as possible. The FDA, CDC and other healthcare agencies have worked with the pharmaceutical companies to ensure this vaccine meets all of their safety standards and is ready to be administered to the public. For more information on the safety of the vaccine, click here to visit the CDC’s website.
As the vaccine is administered we must continue to take preventative measures to slow the spread of COVID. This includes avoiding close contact, wearing a mask and washing your hands often. Taking these steps will help control the spread of the disease until the vaccine is available to anyone who wants to take it.
As more and more folks receive the vaccine, I am hopeful that our state and country will be able to return to normal in the near future. Until we get to that point, please take the necessary steps to care for yourself and your loved ones.
Iowa’s Second District