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Since the Brigham’s COVID-19 Employee Vaccination Program launched on Dec. 17, thousands of members of the Brigham community have received their vaccine, with more doses administered every day. For many, getting their shot is a momentous occasion — one of excitement, relief and hope amid the pandemic. Many of our staff and faculty wanted to share their experience. Here are some of the photos and stories they’ve posted on Twitter.
Prakriti Gaba, MD, a clinical fellow in Cardiovascular Division, and her colleagues celebrated the holidays a bit differently in 2020 by rolling up their sleeves together to receive the vaccine.
— Prakriti Gaba (@PrakritiGaba) December 23, 2020
One of the reasons vaccines are available today is because of the tireless work of researchers from the Brigham and beyond, including Lindsey Baden, MD, director of the Center for Clinical Investigation, and his team.
That feeling when you get the second dose of the vaccine you helped bring to the public 🙌
Dr. Lindsey Baden is the director of the #Brigham’s Center for Clinical Investigation, and was the co-principal investigator of the mRNA phase 3 #Moderna vaccine trial for #COVID19. pic.twitter.com/kElYhXkYRt
— Brigham and Women's (@BrighamWomens) January 25, 2021
Zara Cooper, MD, gave a shout out to everyone who had contributed to the vaccine’s development and systemwide rollout.
— Zara Cooper (@zaracMD) December 24, 2020
For Nathan Connell, MD, MPH, an assistant professor in the Hematology Division, the vaccine is another layer of protection against COVID-19.
After spending 10 weeks of 2020 on the inpatient wards at @BrighamWomens witnessing the significant effects of this virus, it is reassuring to know that I had another layer of protection along with the PPE I was wearing each day. #COVID19 #CovidVaccine #Science /end pic.twitter.com/ORoVymntUC
— Nathan Connell, MD, MPH (@NTConnell) January 8, 2021
On January 12, the Brigham reached a big milestone when Susan Botsch, a primary care nurse manager, received the Brigham’s 10,000th COVID-19 vaccine.
A major milestone at the Brigham today: our 10,000th #COVID19 vaccine! Staff nurse Jaimie Medina administered it to Susan Botsch, a primary care nurse manager. Thanks to both of you for everything you do! #IGotTheShot #MGBCovidVax pic.twitter.com/jstqqOR2Wb
— Brigham and Women's (@BrighamWomens) January 12, 2021
Sarah Hofmann, a research fellow in Rheumatology, Inflammation, and Immunity expressed her gratitude to be receiving her first dose.
— Sarah Hofmann (@SarahHofmann15) January 17, 2021
Erlande Jean-Louis, MBA, a senior manager in Central Equipment Surgery, shared why getting the COVID-19 vaccine was so important to her.
Erlande Jean-Louis, Senior Manager of Central Equipment Services at the #Brigham, got the #COVID19 vaccine to show how important it is to protect each other. #MyWhy #IGotTheShot pic.twitter.com/gvZ4fjTvWV
— Brigham and Women's (@BrighamWomens) January 26, 2021
And Aimee B. Milliken, PhD, RN, interim executive director of the Ethics Service, gave three compelling reasons why she chose to get the vaccine.
For my patients, for my baby, for myself. Grateful for the hard work of thousands that made rapid, safe vaccination possible. pic.twitter.com/87bRk6Ft2C
— Aimee B. Milliken PhD, RN (@abmilliken) January 12, 2021
The vaccine offered peace of mind to Rachel Beaver, RN, a staff nurse in the Apheresis Service.
— Brigham and Women's (@BrighamWomens) January 22, 2021
Marinos Sotiropoulos, MD, a research fellow in the Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases, offered this toast on the occasion of his vaccination.
— Marinos Sotiropoulos (@Marinos_S) January 6, 2021
To find more tweets from the Mass General Brigham community or to add your voice to the conversation, check out #MGBcovidvax.