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IPA Member Administers COVID-19 Vaccine to Governor Reynolds

On Wednesday, March 3, Governor Kim Reynolds and Iowa DHS Director Kelly Garcia received the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine from IPA member Jane Allen.
On Wednesday, March 3, Governor Kim Reynolds and Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) Director Kelly Garcia received the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine during a weekly press conference.

“Is she done? Wow, OK,” said Governor Reynolds after receiving her vaccine. The pharmacist who administered the quick and painless shot was IPA member Jane Allen of Ankeny. 

Jane Allen, PharmD, MBA, is an active member of the Iowa Pharmacy Association and pharmacist at Hy-Vee. When asked about the opportunity, Jane stated, “It was an honor for me and a great moment for Hy-Vee.”

IPA is proud of the massive efforts made by pharmacists, student pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians to vaccinate patients across the state of Iowa, whether hosting large vaccine clinics, scheduling daily appointments, or standing-by ready for the opportunity. The association continues to advocate on behalf of our members with the overarching goal of collaborating with the entire public health team to vaccinate as many Iowans as safely and efficiently as possible.

IPA has been sharing the great coverage our members have received by media outlets throughout the pandemic. Watch for these continued posts on our social media with the hashtag #MembersInTheMedia. If you have stories to share, feel free to reach out to Allison Hale at
View more photos of the press conference from the
 Des Moines Register.  


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