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Idaho COVID-19 Vaccinations Continue To Drop With Surplus On Hand

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Anupam Nath/AP
FILE - In this May 8, 2021, file photo, a health worker displays empty vials of COVID-19 vaccines in Gauhati, India. ​The disparities of the coronavirus pandemic were already stark in India, where access to health care is as stratified and unequal as other parts of its society. Now, the divide along the lines of wealth and technology are further widening that chasm, and many people are falling through the gaps as vaccines remain inaccessible to millions. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath, File)

Since beginning the vaccination program less than six months ago, the United States has fully vaccinated 50% of the country's adults. And vaccines in children 12 and older are also on the rise.

However, Idaho continues to be in the bottom tier of states when it comes to vaccination rates. Idaho Matters digs into this issue and answers your questions.

Our medical panel today:

  • Dr. David Pate, member of Idaho's coronavirus task force and former CEO of St. Luke's
  • Dr. Bart Hill, St. Luke's Vice President and Chief Quality Officer
Samantha Wright is a news reporter and producer for Idaho Matters.
Gemma is the host of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show which broadcasts live Monday-Friday at noon. She is an award-winning journalist and has spent the majority of her broadcasting career in Idaho. Gemma was a television news anchor and reporter in Boise for close to 15 years. She came to Boise in 1999 to start Fox 12.