My Why

Premier Pulse     January 2021

As the COVID-19 vaccine is being distributed to Premier Health employees, here are the reasons that our providers cite for receiving the vaccination:

Andre Harris, MDAndre Harris, MD, vice president of operations and chief medical officer, Atrium Medical Center

"The vaccine rolled out quicker than we've ever seen, but a lot of that had to do with timing and where we were in this time in history. The actual methodology is about 15 years old, from the research side of it. We don't want people who we love to be the next to die from COVID-19. The more people who can get their immunization, the better off we're going to be. If I can get myself covered, then I'm one more person who can do something for the next person that comes along."

Thomas Fritz, MDThomas Fritz, MD, anesthesiologist

“I think this is an important step in getting this pandemic under control. I don’t see any other way out of it, other than widespread vaccination. Getting the vaccine beats the alternative. I would rather have a tested vaccine than an unknown virus.”

Thomas Fritz, MDKruti Jambula, MD

“It’s a good first step. Medicine is based on science. I trust in the process. You just have a little faith in the science. I have young kids and older parents. I take care of babies whose immunities are almost nonexistent. I’m getting the vaccine for myself, my family, my coworkers, my patients, and the community.”

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