Vacci/NATION: inspiring stories on the national COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Here are the stories of how hospitals and health systems are vaccinating a nation through creativity, collaboration and compassion.

Vaccine Stories:

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masked woman at vaccine event stands with arms raised in celebration

AtlantiCare relies on efficient and effective collaboration and communication to vaccinate communities.

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Doctors play music for patients who've been vaccinated

Armed with his guitar, a physician has been entertaining people getting their shots at the Mary Washington Healthcare COVID-19 vaccine clinic.

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female health worker administers an injection to an elderly male patient in this stock photo

A team of doctors and scientists at UVA Health answers the public’s questions about deployment, efficacy and safety of all COVID-19 vaccines.

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two women, wearing masks, sit at a Johns Hopkins vaccination event behind a sign that says 'I got my COVID-19 vaccine'

Johns Hopkins Medicine combines smart strategies with effective partnerships for its vaccination efforts.

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man seated in chair receives vaccine from health worker kneeling next to him

NYC Health + Hospitals shows what it takes to get people vaccinated.

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female health worker draws vaccine into a syringe for an injection in this stock photo

By offering online content in English and Spanish, UT Southwestern is ensuring its community has the information to feel confident about getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Compiled image of three faces - Video chat style

Atrium Health has worked with new partners to roll out mass vaccination events, roving units and smaller vaccination events to reduce barriers to access.

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Penn Medicine health worker adminsters vaccine dose to community member at mass vaccination event

Penn Medicine and Mercy Catholic Medical Center partner on a community-based collaborative to administer COVID-19 vaccines and leave no one behind.

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Manuel Gordillo, M.D.

In a video talk, an infectious disease specialist at Sarasota Memorial Health Care addresses seven COVID-19 vaccine myths.

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Clergy member receives vaccine dose from Rush health worker

Rush University Medical Center shows how leaning on faith and hope is an effective way to get shots in arms.

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UCLA Health worker administers vaccine dose to colleague

UCLA Health uses a risk stratification process to administer COVID-19 vaccines equitably, while reassuring people of vaccine safety.

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St. Dominic health worker administers vaccine dose to patient at church clinic

St. Dominic Hospital has seen a steady stream of people wanting the COVID-19 vaccines since their community churches began serving as vaccination sites.


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