There are many of us living as if the COVID-19 pandemic were over. But that is not the reality. However, Dr. Daniel Diekema, Professor of Internal Medicine and Pathology at the University of Iowa says the best way to continue to protect ourselves is by getting the vaccines and booster shots. Dr. Diekema says it’s also important to get children vaccinated as they are less likely to get severely ill.
Also as a Hospital Epidemiologist with UofI Healthcare, Dr. Diekema notes anyone five years of age or older is now eligible for COVID vaccines.