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City Club Of Boise - Vaccine Expert Panel


COVID-19 became a common household term approximately a year ago and has since become a central tenet in our lives. 

Now several vaccines to combat the disease have been approved and distribution is underway for health care providers, the elderly, and high risk groups and plans are advancing to vaccinate general populations. Find more on Idaho's vaccination strategies here.



  • Patrice Burgess, MD, Regional Chief Medical Informatics Officer and Executive Medical Director for St. Alphonsus Medical Group, Idaho COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee Chair

  • Ted Epperly, MD, Central District Health Board Commissioner, President and CEO Family Medicine Residency

  • Christine Hahn, MD, Epidemiologist Idaho Department of Health and Welfare

  • James P. Souza, MD, Chief Medical Officer for St. Luke's Health System, Idaho Testing Task Force co-chair 

Moderator: Corey Surber, City Club programs committee member.

I am a second-generation Idahoan and have worked for BSPR for nearly 25 years. You can hear me on-air as a weekday host on our news station and I oversee operational efforts for our program department. I created the award-winning documentary ‘I Used to Listen to KBSU: An Origin Story’ and I find great pride in helping news and music listeners across our vast broadcast region connect with information and the arts.