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A Day Inside One Of Idaho’s Busiest Vaccination Clinics

George Prentice

With the majority of Idaho’s population now eligible to access to a COVID-19 vaccine, Morning Edition is taking its microphones to one of the region’s largest vaccine clinics where nearly 1,000 people per day stream through the door to get a vaccine.

“We have 43 different languages spoken by our patients,” said Dr. Ted Epperly, President and CEO of the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho, a federally qualified teaching health center. “We’ll see about 800 to 1,000 patients at this vaccination clinic today.”

In between a never-ending stream of patients, Morning Edition host George Prentice visited with a number of caregivers at the residency, and they shared some of their heartaches over what they’ve seen in the past 12 months, and their resolve and optimism for the future.

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Babette Munting, nurse practitioner (left) and Colby Cruz, medical assistant (right)

Nurse practitioner Babette Munting and medical assistant Colby Cruz visit with Morning Edition host George Prentice
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Chrissy Highland (foreground) and left to right (background) Jennifer Koranda, Dr. Kim Stutzman and Dr. Zara Bowden

Members of the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho caregiving team visit with Morning Edition host George Prentice

Find reporter George Prentice on Twitter @georgepren

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