Health

Idaho’s largest one-day vaccine clinic is next Thursday at Boise Airport

BY: - April 1, 2021

Idaho’s largest mass clinic for COVID-19 vaccines is scheduled for April 8 at the Boise Airport. The clinic was organized by Crush the Curve Idaho in partnership with the city of Boise, Boise Airport and Red Rock Pharmacy. Crush the Curve hosted a mass vaccination drive in Meridian in February, vaccinating more than 1,000 people. […]

A clinical doctor goes over some test results with an elderly patient at the hospital.

Your Health Idaho is open through April with lower-priced health insurance

BY: - April 1, 2021

Idaho residents can sign up for health insurance through the Your Health Idaho exchange until April 30. The special enrollment window gives Idahoans a chance to enroll in health plans that have heavily discounted premiums. “For the first time ever, tax credits, which act like an instant discount, may be available for those who were […]

Want to help Idaho seniors? Dept. of Insurance seeks Medicare program volunteers.

BY: - March 31, 2021

The Senior Health Insurance Benefits Advisors Program in Idaho is seeking volunteers to help senior citizens better understand Medicare. The program, through the state’s Department of Insurance, helps train and certify Medicare counselors who provide assistance to Idahoans seeking Medicare coverage. The program can also help Idahoans update their Medicare plans with easy to understand […]

A health care professional in protective gloves organizes a tray of COVID-19 vaccine vials.

It’s your turn for the COVID-19 vaccine in Idaho. Here’s what to know.

BY: - March 31, 2021

It’s the most closely watched vaccine rollout in Idaho memory. The first tiny vials of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine arrived in a small shipment in mid-December. Since then, more than 33% of Idaho adults have received at least one shot, according to federal data. And among the most vulnerable age group — 65 and older — […]

Dave Lacknauth, director of Pharmacy Services at Broward Health Medical Center shows off a bottle of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine during a press conference on Dec. 23, 2020 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

It’s possible to get COVID-19 after vaccination. But early Idaho data show how rare it is.

BY: - March 31, 2021

There is mounting evidence that COVID-19 vaccines are very effective against the coronavirus. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week published a study of frontline workers in eight cities — including Portland and Salt Lake City — that found Pfizer and Moderna vaccines were 90% effective in preventing infection. But what about […]

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi gets COVID-19 vaccine

Special Report: Dozens of members of Congress are vaccinated against COVID-19, but some still hesitate

BY: - March 31, 2021

WASHINGTON — Members of Congress were among the first people in the U.S. to have access to the sought-after COVID-19 vaccine when the initial doses became available in December. Three months later, a States Newsroom survey across 22 states—making up a large swath of Congress— found at least 155 members of the U.S. House and Senate […]

COVID vaccine hesitancy drops among all Americans, new survey shows

BY: - March 31, 2021

A new poll of attitudes toward COVID-19 vaccinations shows Americans are growing more enthusiastic about being vaccinated, with the most positive change in the past month occurring among Black Americans. About 55% of Black adults said they had been vaccinated or plan to be soon, up 14 percentage points from February, according to a poll […]