Idaho state officials have announced which groups of people are next in line for coronavirus vaccines.
Governor Brad Little made the announcement on Tuesday.
“Idahoans age 65 and over, along with teachers, school staff, first responders and other frontline workers will be included in the next phase of the vaccine rollout. This will include an estimated 500,000 Idahoans," he said.
Little says the school employees and so-called frontline workers will be prioritized for shots beginning tomorrow and running through the end of the month. He says the older citizens will then be phased in at the beginning of February.
The governor says the state has posted this information on its coronavirus website.
He says nearly 250 providers, including local public health districts, are now administering vaccines. He says the state plans to provide financial support to help in their efforts.
Department of Health and Welfare Director Dave Jeppesen says about 15,000 doses were administered last week, up about 67% from the week before.