Article updated March 30, 2021 to reflect changes in eligibility
Boise State’s Vaccination Clinic has been open for several weeks, serving both campus and the greater community, but reserving blocks of appointments for eligible Boise State faculty, staff and students before opening appointments to the general public. Additional information, including a private appointment link, will be sent to eligible individuals via email.
The vaccine is now available for:
- Everyone age 16 and above who live, work or attend school in Ada, Boise, Elmore and Valley counties
A daily “no-waste” waitlist will be opened each morning that the Vaccination Clinic is open and when vaccine appointments are offered. The waitlist will be opened before the clinic opens that day and (because of the limited number of extra doses we are likely to have each day) will be closed after 20 individuals have signed up. Every day a new waitlist will be opened. Lists from previous days will not carry forward to future days.
Each day if additional doses become available, waitlisted individuals will receive a phone call from Boise State Vaccination Clinic staff. Waitlist access is only available through our online appointment registration system. Individuals are not able to be added to the waitlist via phone calls or email.
To access the waitlist, visit the vaccine appointment page. The “Sign Up for a COVID-19 Vaccination” button will appear if there are available appointments or if a space on the daily waitlist is available. Proceed to complete your waitlist registration.
Frequently Asked Questions about the COVID-19 Vaccine
Am I eligible for a vaccine now?
All those who live, work, or attend school in Ada, Boise, Elmore and Valley counties age 16 and older are now eligible to receive the vaccine.
Where can I pre-register for the vaccine?
The state allows Idahoans (and those who work in Idaho) who want to receive the COVID-19 vaccine to submit their names to a statewide pre-registration system. You can add your name now, and you will be notified by a local provider when the vaccine is available and you are eligible to receive the vaccine.
Do I have to get a vaccine?
Although not required, members of the Boise State community are strongly encouraged to get the vaccine when eligible. The COVID vaccine is an effective means of mitigating your risk of contracting COVID, and if you do, of reducing the likelihood that you will get seriously ill. If you have questions about whether the vaccine is right for you, please contact your provider.
Is there an out-of-pocket cost for the vaccine?
There is no out-of-pocket cost for getting vaccinated at the Boise State Vaccination Clinic.
Will I get time off to get the vaccine?
There is no vaccine-specific leave available, but supervisors should work with their staff to ensure they can access the vaccine.
Should I time the vaccine around my work or school schedule?
Some people report mild flu-like symptoms after receiving the vaccine; many have reported minimal reactions after the first dose, but a slightly stronger reaction after the second. If you have concerns, you should consider scheduling your vaccine when you have the following day off.
At this time the Boise State clinic is administering the Moderna vaccine. For questions about the Moderna vaccine, including possible side effects, please see the CDC website.