The past year has been rough for many of us. COVID-19 threw all of us for one heck of a loop. I haven't seen many of my good friends in well over a year. That's why when I found out the vaccine was available, I jumped at the chance to get it.

The rollout itself felt like a full year.

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I was not the only person in Iowa to eagerly jump on the train. A recent report found that about half of adults in the state of Iowa have completed the entire vaccination process. This means that half of the adult population have gotten their two COVID-19 shots. Now, the amount of Iowa residents who have gotten a COVID vaccine completely surpasses the numbers for flu season shots, according to Radio Iowa.

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Almost 90,000 people in Iowa got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine before distribution was put on pause, officials say. While it has been put on pause for us in the United States, Europe has started back up with the J&J vaccine distribution.

LOOK: Answers to 30 common COVID-19 vaccine questions

While much is still unknown about the coronavirus and the future, what is known is that the currently available vaccines have gone through all three trial phases and are safe and effective. It will be necessary for as many Americans as possible to be vaccinated in order to finally return to some level of pre-pandemic normalcy, and hopefully these 30 answers provided here will help readers get vaccinated as soon they are able.

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