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 are working to speed up their COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan.

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

In the days since, Idaho has 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, your local health district or local pharmacy. For Kootenai County residents, you can schedule and receive your vaccine at the county fairgrounds.

For more information, visit the Panhandle Health District website.

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