Sharing Your Vaccination Experience

Sharing Your Vaccination Experience is the fifth episode in a six-part COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence series hosted by At the Core of Care. In this episode, we hear from nurses across the country about their own vaccination experience and how they’re supporting vaccination efforts in their communities.

We talk to registered nurse Melody Butler from Long Island and two nurse practitioners Deepika Goyal and Melina Moran from the West Coast.

Melody Butler is an infection preventionist at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center and runs Nurses Who Vaccinate, a nurse-driven organization she founded ten years ago.

We also speak to nurse practitioners Melina Moran and Deepika Goyal. Melina Moran is a family nurse practitioner at a clinic in Redmond, a rural community in Central Oregon. She walks us through the conversations she’s been having with patients who are unsure about getting vaccinated. Dr. Deepika Goyal is a professor at San Jose State University in San Jose, California, and a family nurse practitioner specializing in OB-GYN care at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. She shares vaccination concerns specific to reproductive health and her research on the impact of the pandemic on maternal mental health.

This project was funded in part by a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (grant number NU50CK000580). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this resource center do not necessarily represent the policy of CDC or HHS and should not be considered an endorsement by the Federal Government.

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