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Idaho's General Population Will Be Eligible For Vaccination April 5. Here's What Doctors Say

Office of Governor Brad Little

Idaho Gov. Brad Little announced Wednesday that all Idahoans ages 16 and older will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine April 5. That's about three weeks sooner than the state's original eligibility timeline, and comes as the state's supply of Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnsons doses ramps up. But could it also indicate vaccine hesitancy among some people who are already eligible? And what's going on with surging case numbers in Eastern Idaho?

Idaho Matters discusses that and more on our weekly show with medical experts, featuring your questions. Today's panel:

  • Dr. David Pate, former CEO of St. Luke's Health System and a current member of the state's coronavirus task force
  • Dr. Michael Born, Chief Medical Officer at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise
Samantha Wright is a news reporter and producer for Idaho Matters.
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!