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Idaho Doctors Talk Expanded Vaccine Eligibility And Promising Pfizer News

Matt Rourke
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A sign is posted outside a COVID-19 vaccination site in Philadelphia, Wednesday, March 17, 2021.

Idaho announces everyone in the state will be eligible for the COVID vaccine by the end of April, a study from Israel shows promising news for Pfizer vaccine recipients, state lawmakers are advancing a bill to ban mask mandates, and health officials watch closely as the state's moving average of new cases edges up. Idaho Matters digs into all these topics and answers your questions on today's show. 

Our panelists today: 

  • Dr. David Pate, former CEO of St. Luke's Health System and a member of the governor's coronavirus task force 
  • Dr. Frank Johnson, St. Luke's Regional Chief Medical Officer
  • Dr. John East, Saint Alphonsus pulmonologist 


Samantha Wright is a news reporter and producer for Idaho Matters.
Gemma is the host of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show which broadcasts live Monday-Friday at noon. She is an award-winning journalist and has spent the majority of her broadcasting career in Idaho. Gemma was a television news anchor and reporter in Boise for close to 15 years. She came to Boise in 1999 to start Fox 12.