As Idaho See Increase In COVID-19 Hospitalizations, Doctors Urge Unvaccinated To Get The Jab
Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Director Dave Jeppesen said Tuesday that the overall COVID-19 numbers in our state has taken a turn for the worse in the past few weeks.
According to the CDC, 49% of eligible Idahoans have received at least one vaccine dose, compared to 65.6% of all eligible Americans. Idaho has the fifth lowest share of residents age 12 and up who are at least partially vaccinated.
Idaho Matters checks-in with doctors from our largest health care systems to learn what's going on — and what we can do to protect our community. Our doctor panel today:
- Dr. Steven Nemberson, Chief Clinical Officer with Saint Alphonsus Health System
- Dr. Bart Hill, St. Luke's Vice President and Chief Quality Officer
- Dr. David Pate, former CEO of St. Luke's and a current member of the governor's coronavirus task force