Earlier this week I saw a headline that said something in regards to Oregon residents getting the COVID-19 vaccine in Idaho. Honestly I didn't read the article but I had the same reaction as most Idahoan's... WTF. You mean to tell me that there is a shortage of vaccines in Idaho yet people that don't even live here are able to get vaccinated before the locals?! Needless to say, this is an issue but I want to make sure that this is a positive article. Last week I wrote a piece about how St. Alphonsus was setting up the first mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the old Gordmans location in the Village.

More good news on that front. Walmart has just announced a mass vaccination clinic of their own this Friday at their location on Glenwood and State streets in Garden City.

"We have two goals as we administer vaccines: first, to get as many shots in eligible arms as possible so we can start the process of reopening our country, and second, ensuring equitable vaccine access across the communities we serve," Dr. Cheryl Pegus, Executive Vice President, Health & Wellness, told KTVB. "We will continue finding new ways to increase vaccination access for our customers as we work towards the eventual end of the pandemic."

It's important to note that you do not need insurance to get the vaccine. Your second vaccine will also be scheduled during the initial visit. To schedule the initial appointment click here. Not sure if you're eligible check out the Idaho Welfare and Health website.

 

LOOK: Answers to 30 common COVID-19 vaccine questions

While much is still unknown about the coronavirus and the future, what is known is that the currently available vaccines have gone through all three trial phases and are safe and effective. It will be necessary for as many Americans as possible to be vaccinated in order to finally return to some level of pre-pandemic normalcy, and hopefully these 30 answers provided here will help readers get vaccinated as soon they are able.