Great news for minorities in our community was released today surrounding access to the COVID-19 vaccine.

It's strange to think that, over the past year, the things that we have been going through here in the Treasure Valley, across the State of Idaho and beyond have also been impacting the entirety of the globe. While COVID-19 seemed to divide many, you would think that a global suffering like we have seen, would actually humanize "the stranger" and bring us closer together. Regardless, as a small glimmer of light at the end of this COVID-19 tunnel begins to appear, millions await the opportunity to get their COVID-19 vaccine.

My friend and Boise City Council member Holli Woodings reached out today and shared on social media that a vaccine clinic specifically for Black, African, Latinx and Diaspora communities will be available this Friday and Saturday (March 12th and 13th) through Saint Alphonsus.


Members of these minority communities in the Treasure Valley, who have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19, will be able to secure appointments at the COVID-19 vaccination location inside of the Gordman's in Meridian.

These appointments are actually being HELD for these members of our community and according to the Idaho Human Rights Collective, these aren't being filled up as much as the demand would suggest they should be.

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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.