Kootenai Health rolls back COVID vaccine eligibility

COEUR d’ALENE, Idaho — Kootenai Health has rolled back eligibility for COVID vaccine appointments, meaning people age 18-54 with medical conditions can no longer sign up to get the shot unless they meet new criteria.

Idaho’s COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee instructed the healthcare provider to update their vaccine eligibility requirements for the coming weeks.

Between March 15-21, only people 55 or older with a qualifying medical condition or Idahoans age 65 or older are eligible to sign up for appointments. Between March 22-28, anyone who lives or works in Idaho age 55 and older can sign up.

This includes all essential workers from previous phases, Kootenai Health notes.

Anyone age 18-54 with a medical condition who was able to get their first vaccine shot will still be able to get their second dose.

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