Mountain View Hospital Distributes COVID-19 Vaccine to the Community
Follow these Step-by-Step Instructions to get a Vaccine Appointment
Mountain View Hospital and 12 of its affiliated clinics are starting to immunize community members against COVID-19. The hospital is currently focused on vaccinating Idahoans 65 and older. Those interested in receiving the vaccine should visit MountainViewHospital.org to add their name to the waiting list. Currently, the waiting list is only open to individuals who fall into Group 2 of Idaho’s vaccination plan, which includes Idahoans who are 65 or older, first responders, preschool through high school teachers, childcare staff and correctional facility staff.
“We are proud to help our community fight back against the pandemic and we will do everything we can to get this vaccine out to our community members as quickly as possible,” said Dr. Hammar, Urgent Care Medical Director. “Taking the COVID-19 vaccine will help protect you from the virus and help our community regain a sense of normalcy. We strongly encourage community members to take the vaccine as soon as it becomes available to them.”
If you fall within Group 2 of Idaho’s vaccination plan, you can sign up to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at MountainViewHospital.org. Completing the online form is the fastest and easiest way for community members to be added to the waiting list. Idahoans who do not have access to the internet can call Mountain View Hospital’s Population Health Team at 208.542.7032.
Community members should direct any questions to Population Health in order to keep phone lines open at the clinics for patients who are sick.
Mountain View Hospital is reviewing all of the patients on the waitlist and prioritizing vaccination appointments based off of who is at the highest risk according to guidelines issued by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. As soon as doses of the vaccine are delivered to the hospital, the team works with the clinics to distribute them to people on the waiting list as quickly as possible. Mountain View Hospital staff will contact patients from the waiting list and schedule an appointment. Individuals may be asked to go to a different clinic than where they are typically seen in order to rapidly get the vaccine to the community.
Once the individuals in Group 2 who wanted a vaccine have been inoculated, the state will begin focusing on Group 3, which will include other essential workers and Idahoans who have high-risk medical conditions. Currently, this is anticipated to start in March or early April.
Mountain View Hospital will provide any updates about the vaccine on its website.