Vaccination rates in eastern and southeastern Idaho hospitals are higher than among the general population. But rates still aren’t as high as hospital leaders would like.
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The latest Idaho reporting on the pandemic
Rey Ramos spent 127 days making a decision. But last Wednesday evening, he parked at a Saint Alphonsus mobile clinic in Caldwell. He got out of his car, put on a cloth mask, hesitated for a few minutes, then walked up to get his first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.
A Blackfoot hospital system is one of four rural health clinics in Idaho slated to receive nearly $350,000 in combined federal funds to raise vaccine confidence.
Slightly more than half of Idaho nursing home workers are fully vaccinated, according to federal data released this week.
The only doctor with a vote on COVID-19 pandemic control policies in eastern Idaho recently stepped down from her role.
Of the $175 million in emergency rental assistance funds available to the Idaho Housing and Finance Association through the federal American Rescue Plan Act, a little over 5% — or $9 million — has been distributed to Idahoans outside of Ada County so far.
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