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Several Iowa counties dealing with vaccine delays due to weather

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(KWWL) -- At least four eastern Iowa counties are experiencing issues with their vaccine supply due to weather.

Butler, Tama, Grundy, and Winneshiek Counties have all had their vaccine shipment delayed after the winter storm this weekend.

The Winneshiek County Public Health Department is postponing vaccine clinics after being notified that their shipment of the drug was delayed. Any appointments and clinics scheduled for future dates are being held, assuming the vaccines will arrive soon.

Winneshiek County Public health would normally receive 300 doses for the county.

Donlon Pharmacy, in Decorah, would receive 100 doses weekly, apart from the county. The pharmacy is a part of a separate Federal program (Community Pharmacy Enhanced Services Network).

Scheduled clinics postponed or delayed due to the situation, according to a news release from the department, and those who had an appointment at one of those clinics should have been notified.

They ask that you do not call those community partners who were aiding in administering the vaccine. The health department said they will release more information when the vaccine is received.

Tama, Butler, and Grundy Counties shared updates on social media on how they were impacted.

"We hope to receive more doses early next week!" Tama County wrote in a Facebook post Friday.

Grundy and Butler shared that they weren't able to schedule first dose appointments or clinics because of the lack of vaccines.

KWWL has reached out to the Iowa Department of Public Health for more information on the impact of the shipment delays. We're waiting to hear back.

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