Idaho Adults Can Sign Up To Get Vaccinated By The End Of April
Idaho adults 16 years and older will be eligible to sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine by April 26. That's according to an announcement made by state health officials Tuesday.
Currently, residents between the ages of 55 and 64 with medical conditions are eligible. Next week, anyone between those ages can make an appointment. Forty-five through 54 year-olds follow the same pattern for the following two weeks.
After that, the state will abandon the age tiers and open up vaccine appointments to all 16-44 year-olds with medical conditions beginning on April 12. Two weeks later, on April 26, any adult will be eligible to make an appointment. The timeline could be sped up, health officials said, in certain health districts, depending on supply and demand.
Idaho is currently receiving slightly more than 50,000 first-vaccine doses each week.
Health officials also said they are aware of recent situations where pharmacies have had extra doses to give out at the end of the day. The state can’t move those doses around if they’re part of a federal distribution program, like pharmacies at Albertsons, Walgreens and Walmart, said Immunization Program Manager Sarah Leeds.
Officials said the health department works with those companies to see where they can move doses within their networks.
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