Some Medical Students Wait in Line for Covid Vaccine, While Others Share Selfies of Shots

SourceThe New York Times
SectorHealthcare
CountryMiddle east

Covid-19 VaccinesVaccine QuestionsRollout by StateChinese Vaccine SetbacksHow 9 Vaccines WorkSome Medical Students Celebrate With Covid Vaccine Selfies as Others Wait in LineAcross states and schools, medical students’ access to the coronavirus vaccine has varied widely, creating some confusion and stress.Vaccinations earlier this month at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Odessa.Credit...Jacob Ford/Odessa American, via Associated PressBy Emma GoldbergIn early January, Nali Gillespie watched her social media feeds fill with vaccine selfies: Photo after photo of her peers at other medical schools around the country posed proudly next to a syringe with their dose of either the Moderna or Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine.But Ms. Gillespie — who is in her third year at Duke University School of Medicine and is focused on research rather than clinical training — knew she wouldn’t be able to join them yet.Because she volunteers in an outpatient clinic just once a week, she has less direct exposure to Covid patients and is waiting in line behind classmates who are working in intensive care units and emergency rooms.“You hear that at some schools, students are already getting their second dose, and then there’s some of us who haven’t even been scheduled for our first,” Ms. Gillespie ...read more...