Friday's CVAC meeting focused on discussion around vulnerable populations, the remainder of Group 2, and further clarifications on Essential Workers in Group 3. Despite ongoing advocacy efforts on our behalf, library workers are not explicitly named as a priority category in Group 2 or 3. We are not alone among groups surprised and disappointed not to be specifically lined out as prioritized. In the end, it was recommended that Idaho follow some sort of age/health flowchart for the next category group as below.
Idaho has created a new COVID-19 vaccine appointment pre-registration solution to assist Idahoans in making an appointment to get the vaccine. Please share this with coworkers and the public:
The new COVID-19 vaccine appointment pre-registration system is available at https://covidvaccine.idaho.gov/ . From the press release: "'The ability for Idahoans to get a vaccine--should they choose to do so--is my top priority," Governor Little said. 'The new pre-registration system is designed to take the frustration out of getting a COVID-19 vaccination appointment. It is user-friendly, easy to understand, and it was built from the ground up with Idahoans in mind.' The pre-registration system allows Idahoans to add their names to one waiting list regardless of when they are eligible to get the vaccine. They will be contacted by an enrolled COVID-19 vaccine provider when it is their turn and when the provider has appointments and vaccine available."
ILA encourages anyone interested in the vaccine to register as above. Additionally, please remember:
- Employees who meet any criteria for age or health are eligible to sign up for an appointment anytime.
- Now that more pharmaceuticals are official vaccine sites, they are often left with doses at the end of the day. It may be possible for someone to obtain a vaccine this way.
Idaho Library Association President 2020-2022