What was once a scary situation has turned into a very hopeful one. Remember when the vaccine was first announced? All of a sudden there was hope in the air and people were excited at the potential of a light at the end of the tunnel. The ugly reality kicked in when the initial rollout turned out to be ( to put it politely ) less than efficient. The good news is that we've come a long way and while at some point Idahoans were desperately looking for a loophole so that they could get their vaccine a.s.a.p, today we've gotten to the point where every person 16 years or older in the Gem state is eligible for the vaccine.

Does it get any better than this? The answer to that question is YES! Not only are all persons above the age of 16 eligible to receive the vaccine but now an appointment is not needed. Several vaccine providers have now moved to this model and Albertson's Pharmacies is the latest to offer this walk in service this Saturday, May 1 at its Boise headquarters on Parkcenter Boulevard. Here is what you need to know:

  • All three vaccines -- Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson -- will be available.
  • Patients must bring their vaccination card with them.
  • The Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be available for anyone who has not yet received their one time vaccine.
  • Pfizer and Moderna vaccine will be available for those who need their second dose.
  • Walk in clinic location is at the Albertsons Companies Corporate Office at 250 E. Parkcenter Blvd. in Boise.

This Saturdays event is the first of two scheduled by Albertson's thus far. the second one will be held on Saturday, May 8, 2021 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

LOOK: Answers to 30 common COVID-19 vaccine questions

While much is still unknown about the coronavirus and the future, what is known is that the currently available vaccines have gone through all three trial phases and are safe and effective. It will be necessary for as many Americans as possible to be vaccinated in order to finally return to some level of pre-pandemic normalcy, and hopefully these 30 answers provided here will help readers get vaccinated as soon they are able.

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Every beach town has its share of pluses and minuses, which got us thinking about what makes a beach town the best one to live in. To find out, Stacker consulted data from WalletHub, released June 17, 2020, that compares U.S. beach towns. Ratings are based on six categories: affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and quality of life. The cities ranged in population from 10,000 to 150,000, but they had to have at least one local beach listed on TripAdvisor. Read the full methodology here. From those rankings, we selected the top 50. Readers who live in California and Florida will be unsurprised to learn that many of towns featured here are in one of those two states.

Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.