Extra healthcare employees have been vaccinated on the Omaha Metro
OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – After a year of waiting, Think Whole Person Healthcare employees received their first round of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday.
“Now it’s here, everyone is vaccinated. It’s good to go, ”said Nabil Laham, the pharmacy director at Think.
A total of 150 recordings were given to the Think employees, more are in preparation as soon as they are available. Today priority is given to those who interact directly with patients like Dr. Margo Anderson-Fowler interact.
“It was just some kind of awful unknown time and I think today is a big change for us,” said the GP.
Dr. Anderson-Fowler tells 6 News that she is fortunate enough to have stayed healthy during the pandemic, but when she gets the vaccine it makes it easier for her to rest knowing she is protected.
“I have a son who lives in New York and managed to stay safe, but it’s a turning point for him because I know he’d be scared if I went to work every day,” said Dr. Anderson-Folwer. “He felt better today, my whole family.”
After each employee has been vaccinated, there is a 15 minute wait to ensure that there are no adverse effects such as an allergic reaction. If a person has had allergic reactions to vaccines in the past, they were kept for 30 minutes.
Think’s chief physician, Dr. Josette Gordon-Simet says they had no preference between Moderna and Pfizer.
“It became available in our community first and we accepted that,” said Dr. Gordon Simet.
Each person shared the same message, being excited about the vaccine and hoping others would choose to do the same.
“Scientists have shown a benefit through the completed studies. So I think the benefits outweigh the risk or perceived myths about the vaccine. And I think they should give it a chance. I did it, “said Dr. Gordon-Simet with a fist pump.
Every health care worker vaccinated today was given a car that reminded them of their second shot in 28 days.
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