Idaho’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues to progress; On Monday, St. Luke’s Health System unveiled a new registry system designed to act as a “waiting list” for vaccination appointments.
St. Luke’s new pre-registration system comes just one week after the Idaho Dept. of Health and Welfare launched its new registration site.
The idea behind these waitlists is to clear up confusion and ease frustration from Idahoans who are desperately trying to schedule a vaccine appointment.
Most people who want vaccine appointments at St. Luke’s had to constantly check for open slots by checking the hospital’s website or calling in. Now, that is no longer necessary.
There are now a number of ways Idahoans can get vaccine appointments, but they are all different from one another.
Here’s how and where you can pre-register for a COVID-19 vaccine appointment.
At the direction of Gov. Brad Little, the state created a new pre-registration solution to help alleviate the frustration that many Idahoans have experienced in trying to make an appointment to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
“The ability for Idahoans to get a vaccine – should they choose to do so – is my top priority,” 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 new system will require patients to provide information in one location so that providers can reach out to eligible patients when appointments are available. You can add your name to the waiting list regardless of when you are eligible to get the vaccine.
Officials said that the new system is designed to improve communication so people don’t have to check websites or call providers.
Idahoans aged 65 and older who have not received the vaccine are encouraged to use the new system so they can get on the list and an enrolled provider in their area can contact them to schedule an appointment.
To pre-register for a vaccine appointment, click here.