Monday, November 8, 2021

As Chief Pharmacy Officer at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Mike Brownlee has been closely involved with UIHC’s rapid pivot to vaccinating children aged 5-11 against COVID-19.

Brownlee, ’01 PharmD is also an associate dean in the College of Pharmacy.

“Any time you start a new process, you want to make sure you’re doing it the best you can. It takes a lot of back-end coordination," Brownlee said.

The Friday before Halloween, the federal government authorized the emergency use of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid vaccine in children 5 through 11. With that, more than 13,000 kids became eligible for it in Johnson County. Johnson County Public Health provided over 9,000 doses to immunize children.

Brownlee said appointments opened at 7 a.m. Wednesday morning and were full in 90 minutes.

Read more in The Daily Iowan.