Rep. Miller-Meeks urges Iowans to get COVID-19 vaccine

The Iowa Department of Public Health’s website shows the number of Covid-19 patients in Iowa hospitals has been increasing over the past three and a half weeks.  Iowa Congresswoman Mariannette Miller-Meeks of Ottumwa is an eye doctor who’s the former director of the state health department. She went on the floor of the U.S. House Wednesday (7/21) to urge Iowans to get vaccinated.

“For the last few months, I have traveled across my district administering vaccines to Iowans. It has been a pleasure to see my constituents and the entire country have a renewed sense of freedom and a return to normal.  But fully engaged living is threatened by the Delta variant, which is causing increased hospitalizations and deaths, especially among those unvaccinated.” Miller-Meeks says if you haven’t gotten a shot and have concerns, talk to your doctor.

“It is miraculous to have three safe and effective vaccines for Covid-19 so rapidly. Decades of research informed the development of these break-through vaccines and millions have been vaccinated with tremendously low risk.”

As she spoke, Miller-Meeks, who is a Republican, positioned a large photo showing her giving a Covid shot to the chairman of the Iowa G-O-P. Forty-seven percent of Iowans are fully vaccinated according to the Iowa Department of Public Health’s data.


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