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Study: Rural Residents Hesitant To Receive Vaccine — But A Trusted Doctor Can Help

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Irene Bedard, 93, receives a shot from APRN Lynn Taylor on opening day of the Connecticut's largest COVID-19 Vaccination Drive-Through Clinic Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in East Hartford, Conn.

 

As of Tuesday morning, the state reports 10,762 people have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in Idaho. With a population of more than 1.8 million people the state is a long way from reaching herd immunity against the virus. Even when folks are able to get the vaccine, will they choose to?

According to a new report, that answer may change depending on whether you live in a rural or urban area. Kaiser Family Foundation researcher Ashley Kirzinger joins Idaho Matters to tell us more.

 

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Frankie Barnhill is the Senior Producer of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show and podcast. She's always interested in hearing surprising and enlightening stories about life in the West. Have an idea for Idaho Matters? Drop her a line!