Tyrone Parker

Tyrone Parker, an educator, got vaccinated to protect his students, plan travel, and encourage other African Americans.

Tyrone Parker, who teaches audio text foreign languages, recently received the COVID-19 vaccine so that he can return to the classroom, travel, and advocate for helping more African Americans get vaccinated. 

"I wanted the vaccine for a number of reasons. No. 1, I am an educator, so I will be around students who are not going to get the vaccine. No. 2, I want to be immunized to continue my life again and go back to Europe like I usually do, and I want to be safe. The third reason is that I wanted to show that as an African American that it’s safe.”

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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.


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