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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Alabama nurse leads by example getting vaccinated and encouraging others in historic Tuskegee to do the same.

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Ochsner Health is targeting minority groups and specific patient populations to address COVID-19 vaccine concerns, plus offering the vaccine for free at pro basketball games and local festivals.

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Southwest Health System is doing everything possible to make sure its community is vaccinated, including sending out a vaccine swat team to give COVID-19 shots to homebound people.

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

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

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

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

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

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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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