OMAHA, Neb (KMTV) — UPDATED 12/16/2020
Dr. Adam Highley at CHI Bergan Mercy works directly with COVID-19 patients and was one of the first in the state to get vaccinated.
He received his first shot on Monday. Less than 24 hours later, he was back on the job and shared, in his own words, his experience about getting the vaccine.
"We are at work, we have patients we have to see,” he said. “I feel fine. It feels like every other day. Tiny bit, tiny, tiny bit of soreness in the injection site at the deltoid but really nothing else. Everything was normal. My daughter actually got her six months shot at the same time I was getting mine so we're kind of vaccine buddies for the day. She took it like a champ too so it was kind of just like a normal, everyday evening.”
Highley said that a number of colleagues are excited about getting the vaccine. He added health care workers have felt so defeated and the vaccine feels like a win in their favor.
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Dr. Adam Highley, CHI Health Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care physician will discuss how he is doing a day after the vaccine.