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Idaho doctor explains who might receive COVID-19 vaccines first

The doctor said each week that goes by without hearing concerns of side effects, should build the public’s confidence
Published: Nov. 25, 2020 at 4:56 PM MST
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TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) - With the Food and Drug Administration now getting closer to approving two COVID-19 vaccines. The questions remain who should receive them and how many doses will be available?

KMVT spoke with a Boise doctor to see the current state of the vaccine in Idaho.

Dr. Sky Blue said as people wait for the FDA to hold meetings on both Pfizer and Moderna in December, he and a team are having discussions on who will be first to receive the vaccine in Idaho.

Blue along with health districts are thinking those most likely to get exposed, such as frontline workers and first responders are likely to receive the first round.

There is also hope around the effectiveness of the vaccines.

“So far they are looking very safe,” Blue said. “They look like you are going to react to them, especially in your second booster, which means you might get a sore arm, you might feel mildly ill for a short period of time, but that’s really saying your immune system is working up immunity and that is what we want.”

Blue said each week that goes by without hearing concerns of side effects, should build the public’s confidence.

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