COVID-19 Vaccine Updates & Resources: Now Vaccinating Everyone 16 Years aand Older

Teton Valley Health will be providing periodic updates in regards to the COVID-19 vaccine.

Please click on the button to see the updated plan as of 04/06/2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Update – April 05, 2021:

COVID-19 VACCINE OPEN TO EVERYONE 16 AND OLDER

PHONE LINES:
Current vaccine sign up day April 5 at 1pm
Current vaccination day April 8
Phone number for vaccine signups: 208-716-0063

ONLINE SIGN UP OPEN NOW:
Current vaccination day April 8 (open until filled)

Click HERE to get started with your online scheduling:
*First doses administered on April 1st will be Pfizer

Please see the chart below for information on vaccines administered by Teton Valley Health:

COVID-19 Vaccine Update – March 29, 2021:

COVID-19 VACCINE OPEN TO EVERYONE 16 AND OLDER

PHONE LINES:
Current vaccine sign up day Mar 29 at 1pm
Current vaccination day April 1
Phone number for vaccine signups: 208-716-0063
ONLINE SIGN UP:
Current vaccine sign up day Mar 29 at 1pm
Current vaccination days April 1 & April 8
Click HERE to get started with your online scheduling:
*First doses administered on April 1st will be Pfizer

Please see the chart below for information on vaccines administered by Teton Valley Health:

COVID-19 Vaccine Update – March 22, 2021:

Please see the chart below for information on vaccines administered by Teton Valley Health:

COVID-19 Vaccine Update – March 19, 2021:

COVID-19 Vaccine Update – March 15, 2021:

COVID-19 Vaccination Teton County, ID:
  • Frontline Essential Workers
  • Adults 65 Years of Age and Older
  • Ages 55-64 with at least one medical condition
Phone lines and online scheduling for 3/18 & 3/25
Open today 03/15 @ 1:00pm
Use the following link to get started with your online scheduling:
Phone number for vaccine signups: 208-716-0063

Please see the chart below for information on vaccines administered by Teton Valley Health:

COVID-19 Vaccine Update – March 09, 2021:

Idaho Group 3 Vaccination – IMPORTANT COVID-19 VACCINATION NEWS: Starting March 15th, Idaho will add a new tier to the Vaccination Prioritization for Group 3. Please refer to image and following links for further information:

To see the full Idaho COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee (CVAC) Vaccine Prioritization click HERE.
*People with Certain Medical Conditions – Click HERE to see CDC guidelines.
*People with Disabilities – Click HERE to see CDC guidelines.

COVID-19 Vaccine Update – March 08, 2021:

Vaccination Plan 65 years and older:
Phone lines will open, today, March 08, 2021 at 1PM (scheduling for 03/11) please call 208-716-0063 to schedule your vaccination appointment.
Essential Workers as Described by the State of Idaho Vaccination Plan:
Online scheduling will open today, March 08, 2021 at 1PM (scheduling for 03/18) please click here to schedule your vaccination appointment.
Phone lines and online sign ups will remain open until all appointments available are filled.

Please see the chart below for information on vaccines administered by Teton Valley Health:

COVID-19 Vaccine Update – March 03, 2021:

COVID-19 Vaccination Plan for Adults 65+ – Teton County, ID
Protect yourself and your family
If you would like to schedule an appointment for a COVID-19 Vaccine, phone lines and online scheduling will open today, March 03, at 10 AM
Call us at 208-716-0063 to schedule your appointment or click here to schedule online. Phone lines and online sign ups will remain open until all appointments available are filled.

COVID-19 Vaccine Update – March 01, 2021:

Current vaccine sign up day Mar 1 at 1pm (lines open).

Current vaccination days Mar 04 & Mar 11

Starting March 1st, TVH will offer an additional method for vaccination scheduling. Click HERE to schedule online.

Phone number for vaccine signups: 208-716-0063

Both scheduling options open on Mondays at 1pm and will stay open until all available appointments are scheduled.

Eastern Idaho Public Health (EIPH) is holding their own Vaccination Clinic if you’d like to schedule with them please contact then directly at 208-533-3223

Please see the chart below for information on vaccines administered by Teton Valley Health:

COVID-19 Vaccine Update – February 25, 2021

Starting March 1st, TVH will offer an additional method for vaccination scheduling.

Use the following link or scan the QR code with your smartphone to get started:

https://www.idahoprepmod.com/

TVH will continue to open scheduling phone lines: 208.716.0063. Lines and online sign ups open on Mondays at 1pm until all appointments available are filled.

COVID-19 Vaccine Update – February 22, 2021

IMPORTANT* Due to shipment delays of the vaccines, all future Vaccination Clinics will occur on Thursdays, until further notice. Starting on March 4th, 2021.

Please see the chart below for information on vaccines administered by Teton Valley Health:

COVID-19 Vaccine Update – February 17, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Update – February 15, 2021

Please see the chart below for information on vaccines administered by Teton Valley Health as of 02/15/2021:

COVID-19 Vaccine Update – February 08, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduling Lines opened at 1PM. All available appointment slots were filled.

Vaccination days are February 10th & 18th, 2021. Vaccinations will begin at 11AM.

We have chosen the LDS Church due to its central location and we will perform vaccinations in the Gymnasium of the Church. No vaccinations will be given at Corner Drug, Victor Drug, Broulims, or Teton Valley Health.

Please see the chart below for information on vaccines administered by Teton Valley Health as of 02/08/2021:

COVID-19 Vaccine Update – February 02, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduling Lines opened at 1PM. 200 slots were filled.

Vaccination day is February 4th, 2021. Vaccinations will begin at 11AM.

We have chosen the LDS Church due to its central location and we will perform vaccinations in the Gymnasium of the Church. No vaccinations will be given at Corner Drug, Victor Drug, Broulims, or Teton Valley Health.

Only those with a scheduled appointment will be vaccinated.

COVID-19 Vaccine Update – February 01, 2021

Please see the chart below for information on vaccines administered by Teton Valley Health:

COVID-19 Vaccine Update – January 30, 2021

Current vaccine sign up day Feb 2 at 1pm (lines open).

Current vaccination day Feb 4.

Phone number for vaccine signups: 208-716-0063

For more specific information see Vaccine Plan.

COVID-19 Vaccine Update – January 29, 2021

The COVID-19 vaccine rollout for adults age 65 and older is going to be available beginning Monday, February 1.  Please click on the link below to see the full press release:

COVID-19 Press Release from Teton County, Idaho – Including the vaccine plan for adults age 65 and older- January 28, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Update – January 25, 2021

Please see the chart below for information on vaccines administered by Teton Valley Health:

COVID-19 Vaccine Update – January 21, 2021

What to know about continuing to protect others after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine:

COVID-19 Vaccine Update – January 20, 2021

The State of Idaho has released an updated Estimated Vaccine Timeline. Please click on the button below to view.

The State of Idaho has also updated their FAQ, please click HERE to view.

COVID-19 Vaccine Update – January 18, 2021

Please see the chart below for information on vaccines administered by Teton Valley Health:

COVID-19 Vaccine Update – January 15, 2021

  • Approvals – Only Pfizer and Moderna have EUA’s in the US.  Astro Zeneca is not scheduled for review yet.
  • Second doses – Until and if the FDA modifies the EUA’s we will be giving second doses to everyone who got a first dose.  Second doses ideally are administered from 4 days before the due date (21 days after first dose for Pfizer, 28 days for Moderna) through 1 day after.  Even if delayed beyond that the second dose should be given.  The second dose must be the same brand as the first dose.  As of 1/11, the Federal government will no longer “hold” the second dose and will distribute all “held” second doses.  The presumption is that supplies will be sufficient to administer second doses in a timely fashion.
  • Priorities – we are currently in Phase 1a (Health Care Workers & Long Term Care Facility Residents — attached is current list.  Please note that the current list is outdated in defining the phases).  The state goal is to move the entire state through Phase 1a before moving any part of the state to Phase 1b (Essential Workers & Older Adults).  The state COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee (CVAC) committee, which determines priorities within Idaho, met 1/8 to revise priorities and the governor authorized adding those 65 and older to the Phase 1b list on 1/12.  The governor stated we will vaccinate first responders, K-12 teachers and staff, and frontline essential workers from January 1 until January 31st, then add individuals 65+ to the vaccination list as of February 1.
  • Administration – Public health will be giving the remainder of Teton county vaccinations for those in category 1a.  Broulims, Corner, and TVH will assist in the administration of 1b and beyond.  Anyone in category 1a should call EIPH to get scheduled (208-533-3235).
  • Reaction Rates — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said at present it looks like anaphylaxis cases (allergic reactions) are occurring at a rate of about 11.1 per 1 million vaccine doses given, though the agency cautioned that figure may change as the vaccination effort continues.  They recommend urging all sites where Covid-19 vaccines are being administered to be ready to handle anaphylaxis cases, including having epinephrine at the ready.  TVH staff are prepared and trained to handle anaphylaxis cases.  People who have been vaccinated should stay to be monitored for 15 minutes if they have no history of allergic reactions and 30 minutes if they do.  There was no geographic clustering of cases and people who developed anaphylaxis were not all vaccinated from the same batch of vaccine, suggesting whatever is causing the reaction was not limited to a single batch of product.
  • Status – We have administered doses to all but a few TVH employees who requested vaccine and are at 70% acceptance.  Calderwood is complete.  EMS is complete.  Corner is complete, Broulims is doing Broulims pharmacy.  We are working through PT, OT, and ST.  Public health is working through emergency responders and dental.  TVH is scheduled to begin inoculating teachers Monday, 1/18.
  • Availability – limited.  The state does not know until the end of the prior week how many doses it will get.  Current estimates are 20k doses per week for Idaho.  EIPH got 2,075 doses this week.  Distribution of vaccines will be done based on population for Phase 1b, although this will probably be augmented by percent of doses administered and reported into the state tracking system.
  • Hospital capacity in the panhandle at 100% of ICU capacity, better in other areas.  The effects of positive case identification typically impact hospitalizations 10-12 days after they are first identified.
  • Positivity rates – Week of Jan. 4 – 27%.  We believe that to be the beginning of the holiday surge and will closely monitor.  We review positives for use in scheduling therapeutics.
  • Vaccination Plan – there is no written plan that has been developed by EIPH since numbers of vaccines are unknown.  We are building a plan for schools and 65+.
  • Variants (particularly UK and South African) – Many cases of a COVID-19 virus variant first found in the U.K. have been identified in the U.S.. There is now an Ohio variant and others are expected.  Vaccine vendors are testing against the variants to determine if it reduces efficacy.  We have no evidence that it does change efficacy.
    Pfizer and BioNTech’s vaccine appears to neutralize a mutation found in the U.K. and South Africa variants of the coronavirus, according to research published Jan. 7 on preprint server bioRxivThe findings suggest the vaccine neutralizes the N501Y mutation found in more infectious variants. The study has not yet been peer-reviewed.
  • Callback lists – Given the changing priorities and long lead times for general population we are not maintaining a callback/I want the vaccine list.  EIPH does maintain a list and people can call them if they want to be on a list (208-533-3235).  We are told that the state will have a single list available to the public starting 1/18.
  • Cost – Vaccine is free to all, administration fee will be charged to those with health insurance, forgiven for those without health insurance.
  • Time constraints – Once either a 10 dose Moderna or 6 does Pfizer vial is pierced (first used) we have six hours to complete use of the vial.    Other time frames apply prior to the vial being pierced, but given the demand far outstripping supply they are not impacting distribution to TVH.

 

COVID-19 Vaccine Update – January 04, 2021

Teton Valley Health is progressing through the Idaho priority list that appears on our social media. The first week we received 65 doses and these were given to healthcare personnel at TVH. We then received 50 doses which were given to TVH employees and other healthcare workers in the first priority group. Eastern Idaho Public Health also vaccinated people in the first priority group over the last several weeks. Please check our Instagram and Facebook accounts, where we will post which group we are vaccinating each week and a time and place to arrive when we start to vaccinate the public. Please note that the state estimates that we will not get to the second group until February.