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Adults In Most Idaho Health Districts Are Now Eligible For The COVID-19 Vaccine

Damian Dovarganes
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As of Wednesday, Idaho residents 16 and older living in five of the state’s seven public health districts are eligible to sign up for COVID-19 vaccine appointments.

The state’s largest health district, Central District Health, announced Tuesday afternoon that the 16-44 group without any medical conditions would immediately be eligible for the vaccine. 


Southeastern Idaho Public Health also made the announcement Tuesday and the South Central Public Health District followed on Wednesday afternoon. The two health districts in North Idaho had already opened up appointments to anyone 16 and older.


Gov. Brad Little had previously announced all Idaho adults would be eligible on April 5.


In a press release Tuesday, Central District Health said it heard from local providers, particularly large health care systems, that they had appointments available for people seeking the vaccine, and enough doses. 


Central Health District recommends people check its list of vaccine providers to find appointments, or to sign up on the state’s registry tool.


Who Has Been Fully Vaccinated?

More than 273,000 Idaho residents — about 20% of the 16-and-over population —have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 

Click the buttons below to see maps of COVID-19 vaccination rates for a county's total population, 18-plus population and 65-plus population. Hover over a county to see its vaccination rate. 

Note: The map data is from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and can be found here. We generated this map with data from March 29.

For more information about the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Idaho, check the state's vaccine data dashboard.

Editor's note: This story was updated on March 31 at 5:30 p.m. to include new information. 

Find reporter Rachel Cohen on Twitter @racheld_cohen  

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