Gov. Little signs an executive order for reporting COVID-19 vaccine metrics
As of Wednesday, more than 100,000 doses of the vaccine have been administered
BOISE, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — Gov. Brad Little signed an executive order Thursday requiring local public health districts and healthcare providers to regularly report the number of vaccine doses they have been allocated, how many shots they have given, and how many doses they have in inventory, to ensure the vaccine is getting out in a timely fashion.
Idaho Gov. Brad Little made the announcement Thursday afternoon during a news conference to address the distribution and administration of the COVID-19 vaccine in the state. The Governor’s “Transparency in the Administration of the COVID-19 Vaccine” executive order is available here.
“Safety and transparency are paramount in the rollout of COVID-19 vaccine in Idaho,” Little said during the news conference. “We owe it to Idahoans to get shots in the arms of people who want it within seven days of doses coming into Idaho. Using the information that will be available through my executive order, we will be able to tell if a provider is not administering their allocated doses quickly enough so we can step in to help speed things up.”
The new information will be publicly available for Idahoans to view online by Feb. 8 at https://coronavirus.idaho.gov/.
Idaho has been receiving more than 20,000 doses of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine per week. As of Wednesday, more than 100,000 vaccine doses have been administered in the state. View the updated breakdown of numbers on KMVT’s COVID-19 Tracker.
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