COVID can be confusing but you do NOT have to be confused
Here are the facts & resources you can count on

  • Your local health district offers the most recent information and assistance getting to a vaccination site near you
  • Text your ZIP code to 438829 in English, or 822862 in Spanish, to get the three closest vaccination sites near you with their address and hours of operation
  • Need transportation to get your vaccination?
    • Lyft is offering FREE rides to and from your vaccinations. The Lyft promo codes can be used for a roundtrip ride for each dose of the vaccine. Each code covers up to $50 per round trip ($25 to the vaccine appointment, and $25 back home). There are no location restrictions.
      • Dose 1 Code (to and from shot): SENIORVAX1
      • Dose 2 Code (to and from 2nd shot): SENIORVAX2
      • You must apply the code when you schedule the ride,
  • Get the Idaho_COVID-Fact-Sheet(Espanol)
  • View COVID statistics for Idaho
  • Visit the Idaho COVID webpage
  • Where is it safe to travel? Find out here (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/map-and-travel-notices.html)Find out where it’s safe to travel

Whether you feel personally at risk or not, getting the vaccine will help limit spread of the disease.

Please be patient and although Idaho has started to reopen, be smart and if in conditions that aren’t safe like enclosed spaces or larger grops with people yo don’t know, , continue to mask up, stay 6 feet apart, and practice good hand hygiene. That is just always the best way to prevent airborne illnesses.

THERE IS NEVER A COST TO GET YOUR COVID-19 VACCINATION

The vaccine is available to everyone who wants it at no cost to you. 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. There is never a cost to you. 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