Anyone age 12 or older can get vaccinated 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!
- Register and a provider will call you. By answering a few questions, your information will be added to the COVID-19 vaccine list. The list will allow a vaccine provider to contact you and schedule an appointment for you.
- You only need to sign up one time. Feel free to sign up other members of your family.
- After you sign up, check your email or wait for a call from a vaccine provider. The system keeps you from having to call vaccine providers every day. All you have to do is sign-up, and then let us do the work for you.
- Use the Vaccine Finder to find more information about vaccine locations, the vaccine brands available, and walk-in or scheduling details.
- Find a COVID-19 Mobile Vaccination Clinic on the map near you. The map will be updated regularly.
- 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.
What type of vaccine will I get?
If you have questions about which vaccine your vaccine provider has available, please talk to the provider. Below is the recommended age for each vaccine.
- Pfizer-BioNTech – 12 years and older
- Moderna – 18 years and older
- Johnson & Johnson – 18 years and older
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.
- If you are fully vaccinated, you can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic.
- Fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.
Contact your Public Health District if you have questions about providers or the vaccine. The best way to get detailed information is through the websites below. Otherwise, you can use the phone numbers below during normal business hours.
All vaccinations will be with an enrolled healthcare provider or at a medically supervised vaccination event. Please keep your appointment or let the provider know ahead of time if you need to cancel so they can fill your cancelled appointment.
|Public Health District||County||To find a provider Or make an appointment|
|Panhandle health district||Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kootenai, Shoshone||
Website: Panhandle Health District
|PUBLIC HEALTH-IDAHO NORTH CENTRAL DISTRICT||Clearwater, Idaho, Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce||
Website: Idaho North Central District>
Vaccine Hotline: 866-736-6632 (M-F 8 am to 5 pm)
|Southwest District Health||Adams, Canyon, Gem, Owyhee, Payette, Washington||
Website: Southwest District Health
Vaccine Hotline: 208-455-5411 (M-F 8:30 am to 4:30 pm)
|Central District Health||Ada, Boise, Elmore, Valley||
Website: Central District Health
Vaccine Hotline: 208-321-2222 (M-F 8:30 am to 4:30 pm)
|SOUTH CENTRAL PUBLIC HEALTH DISTRICT||Blaine, Camas, Cassia, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka, Twin Falls||
Website: South Central Public Health
Vaccine Hotline: 208-737-1138 (M-F 8 am to 5 pm)
|Southeastern Idaho Public Health||Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Butte, Caribou, Franklin, Oneida, Power||
Website: Southeastern Idaho Public Health
Vaccine Hotline: 208-234-5875 (M-F 9 am to 4 pm)
|Eastern Idaho Public Health||Bonneville, Clark, Custer, Fremont, Jefferson, Lemhi, Madison, Teton||
Website: Eastern Idaho Public Health
Note: Vaccination schedules may vary slightly by Public Health Districts. If you have questions, call your local Public Health District.