“I was eager to get the vaccine as soon as I could,” said Dr. Dunn. “Vaccines—including for the flu—save lives. I’ve spoken to other health experts and examined the studies and they show that the COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. The benefits of being vaccinated and protected against contracting COVID-19 far outweigh the vaccine’s potential side effects, which are no more serious than those for the flu.

“After getting the shot, I felt a little soreness at the injection site that night, and the next morning, I was a little more fatigued than usual. But by the following day, I was back to normal. I’m now looking forward to getting my follow-up shot. As your Chief Medical Officer, I care deeply about our members’ health and I encourage all of you to get vaccinated and talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns.”

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