CDH: Get vaccinated if you're eligible, don't double book appointments

Central District Health
Posted at 2:22 PM, Jan 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-26 16:22:59-05

If you're eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine, Central District Health urges Idahoans to book that appointment soon.

And if you make an appointment, CDH asks residents to keep it and not double book to take a slot away from someone else.

“Those who qualify today will continue to be eligible, but the reality is that vaccine appointments are in many cases already quite limited because of limited vaccine supply," said Russ Duke, CDH district director in a statement. "As we move to the next Subgroup of adults 65 years and older very soon, we are looking at a large and motivated portion of our population. Demand will substantially increase amidst what looks to be a continued limited supply, so now is the time to get your vaccine scheduled if you are among Group 1 or Subgroup 2.1.”

Currently anyone in Group 1 and 2.1 are eligible for the vaccine, which includes healthcare workers, long-term care facility residents and staff, teachers, and others. The state is preparing to open eligibility to those 65 years and older, which will include around 250,000 Idahoans, according to CDH.

CDH announced there will be a plan in place to vaccinate those in the 65 and older group before Feb. 1.