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ENCORE - Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy in Idaho

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As of the morning of this post, more than 380,000 Idahoans are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. While encouraging, Idaho still has a long way to go to meet its goal of vaccinating 80% of the population by September.

Now that every person over the age of 16 is eligible to get the vaccine, will they choose to?

A January report from the Kaiser Family Foundation suggests the answer may change depending on whether you live in a rural or urban area.

We spoke with Ashley Kirzinger from the Kaiser Family Foundation to understand how vaccine hesitancy could affect Idaho.

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!