BOISE, Idaho — The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (IDHW) has provided a timeline for when Idahoans can get the COVID-19 vaccine.
As of 10 a.m. on December 29, 11,729 Idahoans have received the COVID-19 vaccine. Long-term care facilities in Idaho are scheduled to receive the vaccine starting this week.
According to the schedule, adults 75 years and older and essential workers will receive the vaccine in February 2021. Essential workers include Pre-K through 12th-grade teachers and daycare workers, first responders, correctional and detention facility staff. Food processing workers, grocery store workers and the Idaho National Guard.
The next group is adults 65 and older, people between 16 and 64 with medical conditions that increase the risk for severe COVID-19 and essential workers not included in the previous phase. This group is scheduled to receive their vaccine in April 2021.
The general public is eligible to receive their vaccine in May 2021, according to the schedule.
The Moderna and Pfizer BioNTech vaccines are currently the only vaccines approved for use in the United States. The vaccines both require two shots, the Moderna vaccine interval is 21 days and the Pfizer is 28 days.
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