A Day Inside One Of Idaho’s Busiest Vaccination Clinics

Apr 7, 2021

In a single day, 800-1,000 COVID-19 vaccines can be administered at the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho.
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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)
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Chrissy Highland (foreground) and left to right (background) Jennifer Koranda, Dr. Kim Stutzman and Dr. Zara Bowden
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