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Virus and Vaccine Resources



Practicing basic safety measures during cold and flu season is absolutely critical to helping slow the spread of disease in our communities. This page is intended to connect providers and patients with helpful resources related to infectious and viral illness.



We are aware of rising rates of infection, severe illness, and hospitalization among our pediatric populations in Iowa, particularly with RSV. The American Academy of Pediatrics has released a number of resources to assist providers in managing patient populations and workforce considerations during this time of increasing rates.

Compounding the rise in pediatric respiratory illness is a nationwide amoxicillin shortage. IMS is engaging with health system partners and health department leadership to assist in system-wide strategies to help mitigate the impact of this shortage. In the interim, AAP has provided this guidance for antibiotic options in lieu of amoxicillin availability.


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