South Central Public Health District opens vaccine to anyone 16 and older in the region, effective i

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April 01, 2021

SOUTH CENTRAL IDAHO — South Central Public Health District invites anyone who is 16-years and older and wants to receive protection through the COVID-19 vaccine, to seek an appointment if they are a resident of Blaine, Camas, Cassia, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka, or Twin Falls Counties; no medical condition is required. The move, which is effective immediately, comes the same week the COVID-19 vaccine was opened statewide to those 16 years and older with a medical condition.

Recent conversations with vaccine providers to assess vaccine supply and appointment demand indicate adequate vaccine doses and appointment availability among providers, particularly major healthcare systems.

As a reminder, those who are 16 and 17-years old and wish to receive a COVID-19 vaccine may only receive the Pfizer vaccine because it is the only one currently authorized for these ages. The Moderna and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccines are authorized for use in those 18-years and older. Sign up for the state vaccine registry at

Some local providers are not pulling names from the state registry. If you would like to sign up with a specific provider, you can find a list and contact information

If you need help by phone with signing up on the state registry or navigating the provider list, SCPHD is running two call centers, one in English at (208) 737-1138, and one in Spanish at (208) 737-5965. These call centers are currently running from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays