Currently, all individuals over the age of 18 are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine!
Vaccines can help you from getting seriously ill from COVID-19. The known benefits of the vaccine out weigh the potential risk and this is an important step towards ‘herd immunity’ for our communities and getting the world to a post pandemic state of business and activities. We encourage you to visit the CDC website or for more information about the vaccines.
The Power County Hospital District currently has the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine options for distribution. We are also working with Rockland Pharmacy who also has the Pfizer vaccine that is approved for those age 16 years+. If you are interested in getting the vaccine, please contact our Power County Family Clinic at 208-226-1057 to be placed on our waiting list for vaccine scheduling.
- Scheduling and administering the vaccine is very time sensitive! It is very important to show up for your vaccination at the scheduled time.
- We cannot and will not be flexible with scheduling times to avoid wasting vaccine doses.
- If you cannot make a scheduled time, please contact us as soon as possible so we may find a replacement and can reschedule you for another time.
- Walk-in appointments for vaccination are not available.
- Booster shots are important to get the full efficacy of the vaccine in your protection against COVID. Boosters are recommended 28 days (Moderna) after your first dose. You cannot get your booster early, but you may get it later. If you cannot make your booster dose appointment, then you may be responsible for contacting the health department to arrange getting your booster elsewhere.
- Johnson & Johnson vaccine is a 1-shot immunization- no booster needed.
- Keep your vaccine cards or take a picture of it for proof and details of your vaccination.
More Vaccine Details:
- The Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine has not been approved or licensed by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), but has been authorized for emergency use (EUA) to prevent Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) for individuals 18 years of age and older.
- If you have had the COVID-19 virus you should wait 90-days to receive the vaccination. This will help allot the vaccine to others in need, since those that have had the illness should have some immunity resistance for up to 90 days.
- Wearing masks, frequent handwashing, and social distancing will still need to be practiced by everyone, until a majority of the population is vaccinated.
- The vaccine will be injected into your arm muscle.
- The vaccine will NOT give you COVID-19, it does not contain SARS-CoV-2.
- Side effects to watch for after the COVID-19 vaccine include:
- Injection site reactions such as pain, tenderness and swelling of lymph nodes in the same arm as the injection, swelling, hardness and redness.
- General side effects such as fatique, muscle pain, headache, joint pain, chills, nausea, vomiting and fever.
- If you think you are having a severe allergic reaction you may experience: Difficulty breathing, swelling of face and throat, fast heartbeat, a bad rash all over your body, dizziness and weakness. If you think you are having a severe allergic reaction use your epi pen or call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest hospital.
- You cannot mix doses of different types of vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna).
- Your vaccination information will be entered in to the State of Idaho IRIS vaccine/immunization system.
- Talk with your medical provider if you have questions or concerns about your health and the vaccine, before getting it!