COVID-19 Vaccine - Information for Businesses


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COVID-19 Vaccine | Information for Businesses


COVID-19 Vaccine Locations

Localidades de Vacunas contra el COVID-19

Mobile Vaccine Provider List

A Public Health Advisory is in Place for Ada, Boise, Elmore & Valley Counties

COVID DIRECTORY (ALL PAGES)


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Updated March 15, 2021
Subgroup 2.3 remains eligible for vaccine in Central District Health’s (CDH) four-county jurisdiction – Ada, Boise, Elmore and Valley County. Individuals within subgroup 2.3 can make vaccine appointments now. Learn more, HERE.

Those eligible in subgroup 2.3 include frontline workers who have close and frequent contact with others as part of their regular job duties, which puts them at higher risk for exposure. Idaho National Guard Members that were not included in previous subgroups, residents of homeless shelters, ASL and other language interpreters, and cleaning and janitorial staff who work in one of the outlined industries are also eligible under subgroup 2.3.

Frontline workers

  • Food and agricultural workers
    • Food processing workers, including USDA processing plant inspectors
    • Grocery, convenience store, and food pantry workers
  • Manufacturing workers
  • Public transit workers
  • U.S. Postal Services workers
  • Flight crews
  • Subset of essential gas, electric, water, and telecommunications utility workers, who work indoors
Other people eligible in subgroup 2.3
  • Idaho National Guard (if not included in previous subgroups)
  • Residents of homeless shelters
  • Interpreters (ASL or other language within any of these sectors or settings, including above)
  • Janitorial and cleaning staff who work within any of these sectors or settings (including above)
To view Idaho's full vaccine prioritization list (who is eligible for vaccine, and approximately when), click HERE.

What should businesses and industries in subgroup 2.3 do now?

Individuals within the 2.3 subgroup should work with their employer on how to best access vaccine.


Employers and industries
within the 2.3 subgroup are encouraged to consider among the following options for employees:

  • Employers may encourage their employees to seek their own individual appointments through an enrolled vaccine provider. It is preferred that people make an appointment with an enrolled vaccine provider within the community they live wherever possible.
    • As a reminder, enrolled vaccine providers will ask people to bring proof of eligibility to their vaccine appointment. This may include a pay stub or other proof of employment. Additionally, proof of Idaho residency is now required. Learn more HERE.
    • For a list of enrolled vaccine providers in Ada, Boise, Elmore, and Valley Counties:
      English | Spanish
  • Employers may establish an agreement with an enrolled vaccine provider for an on-site/mobile vaccine clinic for their employees. CDH has assembled a list of enrolled vaccine providers who can offer scheduled on-site/mobile vaccine clinics. Please note that this list may change. Information will be updated on this page as changes occur. If an employer establishes an agreement for an on-site vaccine clinic for employees, it would not prohibit employees from seeking their own vaccine appointment.



A vaccine for COVID-19 is only one of the ways to stop the spread of the disease. Because the supply of vaccine is currently limited, doing other things to help stop the spread will be just as important as it is now. This means still wearing a face mask, staying at least 6-feet away from others, washing your hands often, and staying home if you are sick.


COVID-19 Vaccine Tools + FAQs for Businesses

Customize these templates to communicate with your staff about upcoming COVID-19 Vaccine. Add your own logos and customize text to make it appropriate for your organization.

Introductory Letter |
this letter can be sent to your branches, offices, or units to encourage review and use of the toolkit materials - also includes communication tools like vaccine fact sheets, posters, social media graphics, stickers you can print
Letter to Employees |
this letter about COVID-19 vaccination information can be sent to your emloyees
Newsletter Content |
this short newsletter-style blurb can be used in e-newsletters or hard copy newsletters that you distribute to employees. Consider a "special edition" newsletter and add information about who to contact for more information.


Idaho’s COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee (CVAC) discusses recommendations for subgroups within each group of the states's plan. CVAC's recommendations are provided to the Governor, who makes final decisions on vaccine prioritization. In some circumstances, Central District Health makes decisions for its local jurisdiction in areas that haven't been specified by CVAC to help clarify when priority groups/subgroups are eligible to get the vaccine.

The Idaho COVID-19 Advisory Committee meets from noon to 2 p.m. every other Friday or when seen fit. Members of the public may listen only via WebEx. Public comment is accepted via email at: covid19vaccinepubliccomment@dhw.idaho.gov. Once available, meeting agendas are posted HERE. Find other resources regarding the Idaho COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee, HERE.

Individuals within the 2.3 subgroup should work with their employer on how to best access vaccine. Employers and industries within the 2.3 subgroup are encouraged to consider among the following options for employees:

Employers may encourage their employees to seek their own individual appointments through an enrolled vaccine provider. It is preferred that people make an appointment with an enrolled vaccine provider within the community they live wherever possible.

As a reminder, enrolled vaccine providers will ask people to bring proof of eligibility to their vaccine appointment. This may include a pay stub or other proof of employment. Additionally, proof of Idaho residency is now required. Learn more HERE.

For a list of enrolled vaccine providers in Ada, Boise, Elmore, and Valley Counties: English | Spanish

Employers may establish an agreement with an enrolled vaccine provider for an on-site/mobile vaccine clinic for their employees. CDH has a list of enrolled vaccine providers who can offer scheduled on-site/mobile vaccine clinics. Please note that this list may change. Information will be updated on this page as changes occur. This option would not prohibit employees from seeking their own vaccine appointment.

Enrolled Vaccine Providers are working on vaccine clinic plans and are providing Central District Health with phone numbers and website links to where eligible businesses and industries can learn more information about how to schedule on-site vaccination clinics for staff.

CDH is working on a list of enrolled vaccine providers list of those offering on-site vaccine clinics. Once available, the list will be posted at the top of this web page.

On Saturday, March 6, 2021, Subgroup 2.3 is eligible for vaccine in Central District Health’s (CDH) four-county jurisdiction – Ada, Boise, Elmore and Valley County. Individuals within subgroup 2.3 can start making vaccine appointments immediately. Those eligible in subgroup 2.3 can begin filling up appointment slots starting today and into the weekend. Learn more, HERE.

Those eligible in subgroup 2.3 include frontline workers who have close and frequent contact with others as part of their regular job duties, which puts them at higher risk for exposure. Idaho National Guard Members that were not included in previous subgroups, residents of homeless shelters, ASL and other language interpreters, and cleaning and janitorial staff who work in one of the outlined industries will also be eligible under subgroup 2.3.

CVAC has identified specific subgroups that are eligible within group 2, subgroup 2.3. The following are eligible:

  • Residents of homeless shelters
  • Food and agriculture workers
    • Food processing workers, includes USDA processing plant inspectors
    • Grocery, convenience store, and food pantry workers
  • Idaho National Guard (if not already included in group 1.4 or 1.7)
  • Subset of essential gas, electric, water, and telecommunications utility workers, who work indoors
  • Manufacturing workers
  • Public transit workers
  • U.S. Postal Service workers
  • Flight crews
  • Interpreters (ASL or other language) within any of these sectors or settings (included above)
  • Janitorial and cleaning staff should be vaccinated within any of these sectors or settings (included above)
To view Idaho's full vaccine prioritization list (who is eligible for vaccine, and approximately when), click HERE.

For those who believe they may qualify as a frontline worker, we are asking them to consider if they have close and frequent contact with others as part of their regular job duties, which puts them at higher risk for exposure. If someone works for an industry included on the list but works in a spaced office setting or a telecommute situation, they would not be included in subgroup 2.3.

We recognize that it will not be obvious for every business to determine on their own if they are eligible in subgroup 2.3. To learn if your business or the business you work for falls within subgroup 2.3, call Central District Health’s Call Center at (208) 321-2222 to speak with a representative. The Call Center is available Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm to answer your questions.

CDH has a list of enrolled vaccine providers that are able to offer on-site vaccine clinics. The list of providers and their preferred contact information is posted at the top of this web page.

We encourage you to let your staff know what your plan is to connect them to COVID vaccine. Communicate this process now, whether you plan is to encourage them to individually find an appointment for vaccine, or if you will work to coordinate an on-site vaccine clinic for staff. Please view the Communication Tools section on this page for resources like sample emails you can send your staff, flyers, and vaccine fact sheets.

Yes. Not enough information is currently available to say if or when CDC will stop recommending that people wear masks and avoid close contact with others to help prevent the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.

Experts need to understand more about the protection that COVID-19 vaccines provide in real-world conditions before making that decision. Other factors, including how many people get vaccinated and how the virus is spreading in communities, will also affect this decision. We also don’t yet know whether getting a COVID-19 vaccine will prevent you from spreading the virus that causes COVID-19 to other people, even if you don’t get sick yourself. CDC will continue to update this page as we learn more.

While experts learn more about the protection that COVID-19 vaccines provide under real-life conditions, it will be important for everyone to continue using all the tools available to help stop this pandemic. To protect yourself and others, follow these recommendations:

  • Wear a mask over your nose and mouth
  • Stay at least 6 feet away from others
  • Avoid crowds
  • Avoid poorly ventilated spaces
  • Wash your hands often
Together, COVID-19 vaccination and following CDC’s recommendations for how to protect yourself and others will offer the best protection from getting and spreading COVID-19.


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