COVID-19 vaccinations begin at Houston’s Michael DeBakey VA Medical Center

Veterans and VA staff get COVID-19 vaccine
Veterans and VA staff get COVID-19 vaccine

HOUSTON – Vaccinations of the COVID-19 vaccine began at the Michael DeBakey VA Medical Center on Wednesday morning.

Howard Green was the first to receive the vaccine.

“I thought it was just my job to step up and volunteer to make things work,” said Howard Green, Emergency Department Nurse Manager.

Green is the emergency department nurse manager at the hospital and a veteran of the Coast Guard.

“I think this is good for all the veterans to see as well as my colleagues who work here to give them a little more confidence and belief in the vaccine. It can work,” said Green.

The hospital received nearly 3,000 doses on Tuesday.

Dr. Regina Bailey, an Emergency Medicine Physician, was second in line.

“It was very easy, it felt even easier than the flu shot, so very small pinch, did not hurt,” said Dr. Regina Bailey


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