Statewide Iowa — The Iowa Department of Public Health’s website shows the number COVID 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 to urge Iowans to get vaccinated.
Miller-Meeks says if you haven’t gotten a shot and have concerns, talk to your doctor.
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 GOP. Forty-seven percent of Iowans are fully vaccinated according to the Iowa Department of Public Health’s data.