St. Luke’s Opens a new Dedicated COVID-19 Vaccination Site

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

St. Luke’s Opens a new Dedicated COVID-19 Vaccination Site

The one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine to be provided on Thursdays, depending on supply

Boise, ID – St. Luke’s Health System will open a new dedicated COVID-19 vaccination site Thursday, March 18 at

St. Luke’s Plaza in downtown Boise. This new site is in addition to the other St. Luke’s clinic locations around Southwest Idaho that currently offer COVID-19 vaccine appointments.

The St. Luke’s Plaza site at 800 E. Park Blvd. in Boise, has vaccine appointments available every Monday through Friday. Patients who prefer the new Johnson & Johnson one-dose vaccine can select an appointment on Thursdays. That’s the day St. Luke’s is working to provide the Janssen vaccine, as long as supply remains stable. The Pfizer two-dose vaccine will be administered Monday through Wednesday and Moderna on Friday if vaccine is available.

Appointments for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, also known as the “Janssen” vaccine, are now available this Thursday, March 18. Anyone in the state’s eligible groups can schedule an appointment directly through myChart. No walk-ins will be allowed.

People who do not have a myChart account, do not have internet access or need interpretation services can call St. Luke’s Connect at 208-381-9500. If there are no appointments available, people will have the option to fill out a vaccine questionnaire and they will be contacted when it’s time to schedule an appointment.

Patients receiving their vaccine at St. Luke’s Plaza should park in the lots north of the building and enter through the back entrance, as the front entrance is closed. A map is available on St. Luke’s website.

St. Luke’s continues to follow the state’s COVID-19 vaccine guidelines and priority list recommendations. New appointments are opened first to those ages 75 and above, one of the most vulnerable populations. Depending on vaccine supply and demand, appointments will then be made available to others in the state-approved groups, which include 65+, 55-64-year-olds with at least one medical condition, all of Group 1 (health care workers and long-term care residents) Group 2.1 (first responders, pre-K-12 teachers and school staff, daycare workers, and correctional and detention facility staff), and Group 2.3 (homeless shelter residents, food and agriculture residents, Idaho National Guard, manufacturing workers, public transit workers, flight crews, interpreters and U.S. Postal Service workers).

St. Luke’s clinics and hospital telephone lines are not designed to answer questions regarding COVID-19 vaccination or the registry. Unless someone needs to call their provider for an emergency, community members are encouraged to use myChart for vaccine-related questions or visit the St. Luke’s COVID-19 vaccine resource webpage.

St. Luke’s is one of many providers of COVID-19 vaccinations in Idaho. People can find information on the state’s subgroups and a list of providers for specific areas on the Idaho COVID-19 Vaccination Information site.