Our Stories

Hear from UNC Health co-workers and community members about their experiences with COVID-19 vaccines. 

Amy Kinsey

“I took my shot ¡protegernos a TODOS!” (to protect us ALL!)

Amy Kinsey, Language Services Coordinator, UNC Lenoir Health Care

Dr. Bertrand Fote

“I took my shot to protect my patients and community.”

Dr. Bertrand Fote, Emergency Department Medical Director, UNC Rockingham Health Care

Kirsten Riggs UNC Rex Executive Team

“I took my shot to protect the people I love and to show support for all of our healthcare co-workers!”

Kirsten Riggs, UNC REX Executive Team

Leigh Foushee

“I took my shot because I want to get people back with their families, friends, and co-workers. I want to be part of the team that helps North Carolina return to a better normal.”

Leigh Foushee, PharmD, Manager, Carolina Assessment of Medications Program (CAMP)

“We want to make sure that we are efficient, that we are continuing to provide that great customer service to patients and make sure they have a great experience.”

UNC Health’s mobile COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic has hit the road administering hundreds of vaccines to underserved communities.

“I miss my family gatherings and things like that. I want things to get back to normal and I think the vaccine is a start.”

Jamal Francis, Discharge Hospitality Center at the UNC Medical Center

Brandy Burd

“I took my shot to protect my family!”

Brandy Burd, Director of CCU, UNC Lenoir Health Care

Diana McClinton

“This is my shot to…change the ending.”

Diana McClinton, MD, Emergency Medicine, Caldwell UNC Health Care

Dolly Hinston

“I took my shot because I want to be safe.”

Dolly Hinston, NA I, Administrative Associate, Caldwell UNC Health Care

Catina Anderson

“I took my shot because I love my family and I don’t want them to get this ugly virus.”

Catina Anderson, Medical Coder - Physicians Practice, Caldwell UNC Health Care

Dr Lowry

“I took my shot to protect my family, my patients and myself.”

Dr. Lowry, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Caldwell UNC Health Care

Ginger Blinson

“I took my shot because I want to keep healthy and everyone around me healthy.”

Ginger Blinson, Maintenance Supervisor, Caldwell UNC Health Care

Governor Roy Cooper Visits UNC Friday Center

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper and Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen visited UNC’s large-scale vaccine site on January 20, 2021.

Orlando Reyes, Director of Environmental Services at UNC REX Healthcare

Orlando Reyes, Director of Environmental Services at UNC REX Healthcare, shares the importance of being vaccinated against COVID-19 (en español).

Joe Roberts

“I took my shot to live again.”

Dr. Joe Roberts, VP and Chief Medical Officer, UNC Health Southeastern

Bambi Austin

“I took my shot because I’m ready for this to be over and I would do anything to make that happen.”

Bambi Austin, CMA, Laurel Park

Claire Paris

“I took my shot to save lives!”

Dr. Claire Paris, Chief Medical Officer, UNC Lenoir Health Care

Kenneth Moore

“I had done a lot of background research scientifically — not research from the press — and I decided that this is the right thing to do at the right time.”

Dr. Kenneth Moore, Emergency Dept Physician, Nash UNC Health Care

Brittany Ferrell

“I took my shot for the lives lost!”

Brittany Ferrell, Director of Med/Surg, Flex Pool and COVID Unit, UNC Lenoir Health Care

Jerry Coy

“I took my shot to do my part.”

Jerry Coy, CRNA, Anesthesia, Onslow Memorial Hospital

I Took My Shot: UNC Health Co-Workers

UNC Health co-workers share why they chose to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

The Perfect Pandemic Date Night… Getting Vaccinated Together!

Husband and wife team and UNC clinicians Dr. Matt Ewend and Dr. Lisa Carey received their COVID-19 vaccinations on a ‘date night’ in late December 2020.

Audie Bartlett

“I took my shot because I want to keep this virus out of my house.”

Audie Bartlett, Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), Anesthesiology, Caldwell UNC Health Care

Josephine Malfitano

“I would highly encourage getting the vaccine, it’s for everyone’s safety, to make sure that we are protected.”

Dr. Josephine Malfitano, DNP, AVP Emergency Department, Onslow Memorial Hospital

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