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COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee sends recommendations to Gov. Little

From Mel Leviton, Executive Director, Idaho State Independent Living Council:


” Thanks to all who submitted comments about including people with disabilities and certain health conditions in the next vaccination phase. It made a difference. Several committee members indicated that they had not planned to include people with certain health conditions or disabilities during phase 3, until they were within a qualified age group. After reading 121 comments, most of which asked for the inclusion of people with disabilities and health conditions, hearts, minds and votes were changed. It isn’t perfect, but it is a vast improvement. It is now in the Governor’s hands.”


For more details about this change, please read the press release at the link below:


https://healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/news/covid-19-vaccine-advisory-committee-sends-recommendations-group-3-clarification-group-2-gov