IDAHO — As Idaho begins to move through COVID-19 vaccination phases, Saint Alphonsus is gearing up to increase access to the vaccine.
Saint Alphonsus Health System will open several vaccine clinics to accommodate the increased demand for the coronavirus vaccine now that essential workers are eligible. In the state's next phase, frontline and essential workers, including pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade teachers and staff, daycare workers, first responders and public safety workers are all eligible.
The hospital system will open vaccination clinics at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise and Saint Alphonsus Medical Center in Nampa, opening Jan. 16. The clinics will be open Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Vaccine clinics are also open at various Saint Als Medical Group clinic locations, according to the hospital system.
All patients will be required to go through a screening and wear a mask prior to entering the hospitals. Appointments can be scheduled online and are required. Most eligible patients have been sent scheduling information, according to Saint Als.
Patients do not need to be Saint Als patients to be vaccinated there and will be asked to bring proof of eligibility and health insurance information.