COVID can be confusing …
Here are the facts & resources you can count on

Please be patient and continue to mask up, stay 6 feet apart, practice good hand hygiene, and get tested if you are sick or have been around someone who is sick.

COVID-19 VACCINE PRE-REGISTRATION SYSTEM

Idaho has developed a pre-registration system for residents interested in being vaccinated. This critical system allows the public to connect with Idaho providers who are administering COVID-19 vaccine. To access the system yourself, please visit covidvaccine.idaho.gov.

If you would like assistance with registration, please contact your local health district office. .

THERE IS NO COST TO GET YOUR COVID-19 VACCINATION

The vaccine will be available to everyone who wants it at no cost. If you have insurance, you will be asked to provide your insurance card. The organization giving the actual shot will bill your insurance a small fee for their service. There is no co-pay or deductible. If you do not have insurance, the provider will bill the federal government for that fee, which is paid through the Provider Relief Fund. Whether you have insurance or not, you should never pay anything to get your COVID immunization.

For assistance with transportation to your immunization appointment, please contact your local Area Agency on Aging 

COVID-19 VACCINES ARE SAFE AND EFFECTIVE

The safety of COVID-19 vaccines is a top priority. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has rigorous scientific standards vaccine developers must meet for safety, effectiveness, and manufacturing quality. COVID-19 vaccines were evaluated in clinical trials among tens of thousands of participants.

The vaccines will continue to be monitored for safety by multiple agencies including the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Your body’s response as it begins building immunity to COVID  may cause miild to moderate symptoms. They usually last about one day.  

These reactions may include pain or swelling at the injection site, muscle pain, headaches, and mild to moderate fever. These are normal signs the body is producing an immune response. COVID-19 vaccines with a two-dose series are more effective after the second dose, so some of these symptoms may be more pronounced after the second dose compared to the first dose.

You can use over-the-counter medicine like acetaminophen or ibuprofen to minimize side effects. If you can, plan to rest and take it easy following vaccination.

Get more information at coronavirus.idaho.gov

Current Tips

2 weeks after receiving final dose, vaccinated people can:

  • Meet indoors with other fully vaccinated people without masks or social distancing
  • Meet indoors with low-risk unvaccinated people from a single household
  • Skip testing or quarantine when exposed to COVID-19 if asymptomatic

All of us, regardless of immunization,  should continue to:

  • Avoid nonessential travel and large crowds
  • Wear masks and maintain social distancing in public