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On Thursday, April 15, Carroll County Public Health is hosting a Moderna COVID-19 vaccination event. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are now welcome. A short wait time may occur for the walk-ins, but everyone will be accommodated. The follow-up second dose is scheduled for Friday, May 14.

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About half of all Carroll County residents who are eligible to get a coronavirus vaccine have received one — a feat that was aided Thursday by the area’s largest mass vaccination clinic so far.

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A mass vaccination clinic is planned for next week in Carroll with a total of 1,170 doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, according to county health officials. Residents who are older than 16 and have an increased risk of severe illness are eligible, along with those who are 65 or older o…

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It’s been a year since the first case of the new coronavirus was confirmed in Carroll County.

The rate of new confirmed coronavirus infections in Carroll County more than doubled in the past week but still remains low compared with its peak in November, according to state data.

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Carroll County’s mask mandate will expire next week after it failed to get enough support for an extension from the county supervisors this morning.

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Two more deaths of Carroll County residents who were infected by the coronavirus were reported this week, according to state data. The county's total number of deaths is now 36.

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A “huge sense of hope” has flowed through Regency Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Carroll in recent days now that coronavirus vaccines have been administered to residents and staff there, according to Michelle Klocke, the center’s director of admissions and marketing.

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Carroll County residents who are ages 65 and older will be eligible to get vaccinated against the coronavirus starting next month when the state is expected to move to its next vaccination phase.

New coronavirus vaccines were developed and tested on expedited and unprecedented timelines of less than a year, but that shouldn’t dissuade Carroll County residents from getting the shots when they are eligible.

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Coronavirus vaccinations at long-term care facilities began this week in Carroll County with the goal to protect the residents who are most vulnerable to serious symptoms or death if they are infected.

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A dozen residents at Accura HealthCare of Carroll who have been infected by the coronavirus have died, the company said Friday.

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County health officials are awaiting new supplies of coronavirus vaccines after exhausting their initial 800 doses, which largely were used in the past two weeks to inoculate healthcare workers at the county’s two hospitals and the McFarland Clinic in Carroll.

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The deaths of four more Carroll County residents who were infected by the coronavirus were recently reported, which takes the county's total number of confirmed deaths to 31, according to state data.

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It’s been more than nine months since the coronavirus pandemic reached Iowa, and at least one out of every 10 residents of Carroll County has been infected by it, according to state data.

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There was a celebratory mood and a sense of relief Tuesday at St. Anthony Regional Hospital when the first doses of a long-awaited coronavirus vaccine were administered to doctors, nurses and others who have been on the front lines of the battle to contain the virus and heal those infected by it.

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Most of Carroll County’s roughly 110 employees do not want to be injected with a vaccine to protect them from infection by the coronavirus, including about half of the staff of the county’s ambulance service.

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Editor’s note: This is the last story in a three-part series about a group of friends infected by the coronavirus. Part one is here, and part two is here.

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This is the second story in a three-part series about a group of friends who were infected by the coronavirus. Part one is here.

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This is the first story in a three-part series about a group of friends who were infected by the coronavirus.

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Iowans will be required to wear masks at businesses and other public buildings when they cannot keep a sufficient distance from others and are inside the buildings for at least 15 minutes, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced tonight.

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The Carroll County supervisors enacted a county-wide mask mandate this morning to help stem the spread of the coronavirus, although those who violate it will not face a penalty.

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