IDHW expecting small increase in weekly vaccine doses

Posted at 4:31 PM, Jan 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-15 18:31:48-05

BOISE, Idaho — The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (IDHW) says the state will not see a large increase in COVID-19 vaccine doses from the previously announced release of second doses.

The department has been notified by the federal government that Idaho will be a two to five percent increase in the number of doses received each week, or about 950 extra doses per week.

Right now, Idaho is expecting to receive 20,950 doses each week for the foreseeable future, according to a news release.

IDHW says Idaho is requesting more accurate, timely and forward-looking estimates of doses the state will get from the federal government.

"DHW has committed to being transparent as we quickly work to support enrolled provider organizations as they vaccinate as many people as possible during this rapidly evolving situation," said the department in the release.

51,233 total doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Idaho. 9,739 people have received both doses of the vaccine.