Anyone age 5 or older can get a COVID-19 vaccine in Idaho. Thank you to everyone who chooses to protect our communities by getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is easy!
- Use the Vaccine Finder to find more information about vaccine locations, the vaccine brands available, and walk-in or scheduling details.
- If you have a cell phone, you can text your zip code to 438829 (GETVAX) to have vaccine locations in your area pushed to you. For Spanish, text your zip code to 822862 (VACUNA). You can also contact the national call center at 1-800-232-0233.
- Talk to your regular healthcare provider. Find a list of providers in your area to schedule an appointment directly by visiting your local Health District website (see below).
What type of vaccine will I get?
If you have questions about which vaccine your vaccine provider has available, please talk to the provider.
What to expect at your vaccination appointment
- You will receive a vaccination card that says which COVID-19 vaccine you were given as well as the date and location it was administered.
- You should also receive a fact sheet with additional information about the COVID-19 vaccine you are getting. There are fact sheets for each COVID-19 vaccine with information about the risks and benefits of that particular vaccine.
- Allow time to stay at the vaccination site for 15-30 minutes after getting vaccinated to make sure you don’t have a reaction that needs medical attention.
After you get vaccinated
- COVID-19 vaccines may cause mild to moderate reactions, including pain or swelling at the injection site, muscle pain, headaches, and mild to moderate fevers. These are normal signs the body is producing an immune response. You may report adverse events following vaccination at https://vaers.hhs.gov/.
- It takes time to build protection and immunity after getting a vaccine. A person is considered immune two weeks after receiving the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
- If the vaccine you’re getting requires two doses, you should get both doses unless a healthcare provider or doctor tells you not to.
- If you have not received 2 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and you have symptoms of COVID-19, you should get tested.
- Consider getting a booster dose when you are eligible.
Contact your local public health district with questions about providers or vaccine, or visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/index.html.