Idaho Covid Vaccine Update from Gov. Little
Idaho Gov. Brad Little held a press conference today and announced updates to Idaho's COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan. He assured Idahoans that COVID-19 vaccines are being administered safely. Idaho has millions of dollars allocated to an effective and efficient statewide vaccine rollout.
In the press conference Governor Little said, "Our goal with vaccine planning and distribution is, in part, to reduce transmission and preserve a functioning healthcare system, and get back to normal as quickly as possible. Idaho is administering the vaccine faster than the national average, and today I'm announcing strategies that will continue to advance us by building up provider capacity and increasing access, and efficiently and effectively getting Idaho's workforce and most high-risk individuals vaccinated. We plan to accelerate the pace while ensuring a sustainable cadence of vaccination moving forward. The State of Idaho gets the doses and the resources to the providers, and the providers get the shots in the arms of people who want it."
Based off of recommendations from the Idaho COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee, teachers, frontline workers and Idahoans 65 years will be in the next phase for vaccines later this month and into early February. This is around half a million Idahoans.
We also found out that Idaho is working on developing a registration tool to allow people to sign up online for the vaccine. It will also match that individual with a local provider. They are hoping it will be available by next Monday.
To find out more, check out this video of the press conference.