Idaho governor pledges to explain COVID-19 vaccine safety

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Posted at 4:14 PM, Nov 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-10 18:14:18-05

Idaho Gov. Brad Little is pledging to explain the safety and efficacy of a coronavirus vaccine to Idaho residents once it becomes available.

The Republican governor on Tuesday made the promise during an hour-long call-in program put on by the American Association of Retired Persons of Idaho that Little has been participating in regularly since COVID-19 entered the state. Little made the promise to a caller who described himself as an 80-year-old veteran.

Many Idaho residents view vaccinations with suspicion, and the state is near the bottom compared with other states for rates of flu vaccinations.