More My Whys

Premier Pulse     February 2021

As the COVID-19 vaccine is being distributed to Premier Health employees, here’s why our providers are getting the vaccine:

Roberto Colón, MD, chief medical officer and vice president of operations, Miami Valley Hospital

“We’ve got to stop COVID, and this is the best tool to do it. I know that I’m going to get the full effect within two weeks of getting the second dose of the vaccine. It’s comforting to know that I’m going to get protection. But I’m still going to be wearing my mask and I’m going to maintain social distance.”

Brian Dinh, gastroenterology fellow

“I’m very excited about the vaccine and I believe we are very fortunate. Getting the second dose gave me a lot of relief. My wife and I have a two-month-old baby. Now I can protect him as well as my patients and family.”

Ranjit Katneni, MD, internal medicine hospitalist

"It felt so good to finally have enough protection so you don’t spread the disease. Hopefully this will be over soon. I want to prevent the spread. We see so many patients with COVID-19 every day. I do not want to take the disease from somebody I come in contact with and spread it to someone else.”

Tahir Khan, MD, hospitalist

“After the first dose, I was a little worried because it is a new vaccine and we do not have a lot of data on it. However, it’s been a month and I feel great. I was very comfortable getting the second dose.”

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