#WhatsYourWhy? Methodist Begins Giving COVID-19 Vaccine to Frontline Workers

Published: Dec. 16, 2020
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Methodist Health System has a new tool in the fight against COVID-19.

On Tuesday, Dec. 15, Methodist received its first shipment of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. And on Wednesday, Dec. 16, the first round of vaccinations for Methodist frontline workers began. Jessica Jones, MD, a Methodist Physicians Clinic infectious disease specialist, was first to receive the vaccine.

“It’s for Omaha. It’s for our country," she said. "I’m ready to get back to life as it was. We’re fatigued here in the hospital, and we just want this to be over. So, my why is to end the pandemic and give it our best shot.”

Share Your Experience

We all have different reasons for getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

Heidi Hausmann, MD, a hospitalist at Methodist Hospital, put it simply: "It’s the right thing to do."

What's your reason for getting the vaccine? We're asking Methodist employees to share their experiences on social media, tagging Methodist and using the hashtags #ourbestshot and #whatsyourwhy. 

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More COVID-19 resources

While Methodist continues to finalize its distribution plan, several resources are available for employees.

  • To replay the Dec. 15 COVID-19 town hall and see its accompanying presentation, click here.
  • For an employee FAQ on the COVID-19 vaccine, click here.
  • If you have questions regarding the vaccine, please submit them to @email
  • Please reference the COVID-19 page on the intranet as your source of truth for health system information related to the pandemic.