Here’s how and when you could get the COVID-19 vaccine in Idaho

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BOISE, Idaho — Governor Brad Little and officials from the state Department of Health and Welfare provided preliminary information about how and when Idahoans will be able to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

IDHW Director Dave Jeppesen said they are seeing more vaccinations being administered each week, with those initial doses being prioritized for frontline health care workers, first responders and long-term care facility residents.

Jeppesen said the IDHW is continuing to discuss its vaccine rollout plan, but is using guidance from the Centers for Disease Control. Idaho has already moved into vaccinating Group 2, which includes adults over the age of 65 and frontline essential workers, like first responders, teachers, child care staff and correctional and detention facility staff.

The third leg of the plan, which is now expected to begin in March or early April, will include other essential workers and peoples ages 16-64 with high-risk medical conditions.

Group 4, slated for May, will include the general public.

Once you become eligible, you will be able to receive your vaccine either through your primary care provider (call to make an appointment), your local health district or local pharmacy.

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