Mary Phelan, senior media relations specialist, got vaccinated to protect her family.
Mary Phelan, senior media relations specialist for the UMB Office of Communications and Public Affairs, was recently vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine to have the potential to visit her family members.
“I got vaccinated to bring me closer to a day when I can hug my family again, including my 83-year-old mom who last spring was on a ventilator and went on to beat COVID, a sibling who also beat COVID, and my nieces, nephew, and goddaughter. The value of human touch cannot be overstated!”
Share Your Experience
Why did you decide to get the COVID-19 vaccine? Why should others get it? These are questions on the minds of many now that vaccines are available to help end the coronavirus pandemic.
At the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), personnel from UMB, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and Faculty Physicians, Inc. are being vaccinated at the SMC Campus Center.
Over the next few months, we will be highlighting members of the community and their vaccination experience. Share your experience getting vaccinated by tagging us @umbaltimore and using #UMBVaccinesWork on Twitter or Instagram. Include why you got the vaccine. You can also submit your photos and comments about your vaccine experience, by clicking here.