Friday 5th March 2021

Governor Kim Reynolds says the state is not going to contract with Microsoft to build a website for Iowans to schedule a COVID shot.

State public health officials say there are as many as 700 different providers giving vaccinations in Iowa that Microsoft would have had to merge into one website.

State officials are also encouraging county public health departments and pharmacies to schedule more vaccinations on weekends, when it may be more convenient for people who cannot get to a vaccination site during the week.