Jamie Pate has worked on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic as a children’s hospital emergency room nurse. After her own battle with COVID-19 left her in the intensive care unit (ICU), her decision to receive the vaccine was an easy one.
For Bianca Micheletti, a senior media development specialist at BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, concern about COVID-19 began early on in 2020. “I’ve had asthma since birth, so I was freaked out when COVID-19 started spreading,” she says. “I worry about anything respiratory-related.”
BlueCross OnLine Help Analyst Associate Shamila Montgomery witnessed first-hand what COVID-19 was capable of when it took the life of her grandmother. So once vaccines became available to her age group, she wanted to be the first in line to get one.
As a pediatrician, Dr. Jeanne James knows firsthand the importance and impact of vaccines. Here’s what Dr. James shared about her decision to get a COVID-19 vaccine and her overall experience.