The following is a press release from the Mountain View Hospital.
IDAHO FALLS – Idahoans who haven’t been vaccinated against COVID-19 can get vaccinated for free this Saturday at Riverfest. The pharmacy team at Mountain View Hospital and Idaho Falls Community Hospital will dispense COVID-19 vaccines from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Community members don’t need an appointment, they can simply stop by the Mountain View Hospital Mobile Clinic, located along Events Center Drive. .
“Instead of asking people to come to our house, we bring them the COVID-19 vaccine,” said Whitney Cooley, director of pharmacy at Mountain View Hospital and Idaho Falls Community Hospital. “We want to make it as easy as possible for community members to protect themselves against the coronavirus. “
COVID-19 vaccines are available for anyone 12 years of age and older. The pharmacy will have the Johnson & Johnson, Moderna and Pfizer doses available. The vaccine is free and no appointment is necessary. If you have health insurance coverage, be sure to bring your insurance card with you.
“Unfortunately, the pandemic is not yet behind us,” Cooley said. “We are seeing more contagious variants of the coronavirus spreading across our country and not everyone in our community is protected. We owe it to each other to get vaccinated, so that we can help our community stay healthy and regain a sense of normalcy. “
In addition to distributing the vaccine, the pharmacy team will also be available to answer questions about the vaccine.
“We understand that some community members are still trying to decide if taking the vaccine is right for their families,” Cooley said. “It can be confusing with so much information available online. If you don’t know what to do, come chat with our team. We are happy to answer your questions and explain to you why we have all personally made the choice to be vaccinated.
Community members who want the vaccine but cannot attend Riverfest can stop by the Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic at Mountain View Hospital Monday through Friday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. The clinic is located at 2330 Desoto Street in Idaho Falls. No appointment is necessary.