Initially, I was hesitant to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, but once I educated myself about mRNA vaccines and realized that the science was not new, I felt better. Trust the science. We’ve lost so many people to this awful disease, and vaccinations can help end it sooner. As a physician, I feel I have a duty to stop the pandemic by getting vaccinated and doing everything I can to stay healthy to care for others. I haven’t been able to see my mother and other older family members, and I really miss them. My mother is scheduled to have a vaccine, and hopefully, we will be able to see each other soon. We can all do our part to end the pandemic.
Christy Hewling, MD, senior physician director for Quality and Patient Safety (Georgia)