Austin doctor shares her experiences with second COVID-19 vaccine

The Austin doctor shares her experience with the second COVID-19 vaccine

Dr. Aliza Norwood says COVID-19 has really worried her for the past year since she started in the healthcare industry and worked directly with patients.

A doctor from Austin is one of many health care workers who received both doses of her COVID-19 vaccine, which resulted in her being fully vaccinated.

“I’m more hopeful than I was a year ago,” said Dr. Aliza Norwood from UT Austin Dell Medical School, who can officially say she is fully vaccinated against COVID-19. “I definitely have the added confidence that I am protected and then protect my community.”

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Dr. Norwood says COVID-19 has really worried her for the past year since she started in the healthcare industry and worked directly with patients.

“It was really scary because we were learning more and more information, but there were a lot that we weren’t sure about. [Now] I feel a lot safer when I meet with patients and do whatever we do with them to make sure I won’t expose them or that they won’t expose me, “she said.

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Health officials are one of the first groups to receive the vaccine. Dr. Norwood at Dell Medical School says she looks forward to being part of this first wave.

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Dr. Norwood says the second dose was just like the first and can easily be compared to a flu shot. She says she got the shot, had to wait 15 minutes, and then she was good to go.

“The day after the shot, I had arm pain and definitely felt a little tired. The next day I felt a little cold and that was it for me,” she said.

Now she wants to encourage the public to get the vaccine. She says it’s an important step in returning to some kind of normalcy.

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“Number one, I would just say because we all need to be part of this process in order to get back to a normal society. That’s a major reason we all need if they can be vaccinated,” Norwood.

She also says that saving lives is imperative. “It has been like this for so long and so many people have gotten sick and died which is really very difficult to see and go through as a health care provider. I now have some hope that the vaccine will be introduced. That we can stop the suffering, that we saw. “

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