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A children’s vaccine purchasing cooperative announced last month between Blue Cross of Idaho and the Idaho Immunization Program is ending due to a lack of competitive bids for vaccine purchase.
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As of July 1, Idaho smokers looking for help in kicking the nicotine habit can once again request free Nicotine Replacement Therapy through the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare’s Project Filter.
A BonnevilleCounty man in his 70s has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV) and has been hospitalized. The case is the first reported WNV infection of the season.
The Idaho Food Stamp Program has temporarily dropped its asset test for eligibility to help residents struggling with current economic conditions. Previously, most people were not eligible for food assistance if they had more than $2,000 in assets, which most commonly consists of savings accounts or vehicles such as boats or RVs.