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‘Whatever we need to do'

Lisa LaBerge and Mark Roberts rushed through the doors of the Champlain Valley Expo afraid they had missed their vaccine appointment. They didn’t know that their arrival marked a significant milestone for the many hundreds of people who worked at the site.

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‘My entire crew takes great pride in our work behind the scenes’

Fran Berard was in charge of making sure the clinic had all the Band-Aids, needs and syringes it needed: “They’re not going to run out of anything on my watch.”

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‘It is, no question, the most rewarding thing I’ve ever done’

For Kelly Sargent, the ability to help someone is its own motivation -- especially when that someone reminds her of her grandmother.

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‘It connected me to the community more than anything else I’ve ever done’

Todd Young grew up working on a farm in Vermont. But it was his work building computer systems to speed up the COVID-19 vaccination effort that made him really appreciate his home state.

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‘No waste. That’s our daily challenge’

For Kevin Smith and others from the pharmacy department who prepared the vaccines for distribution, every day was a well-orchestrated dance between time and temperature.

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'We found a way to live through the chaos'

David Weiss, RN, calls his work vaccinating people at the Champlain Valley Expo “the most incredible thing I’ve ever done.”

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Should My Child Get the COVID-19 Vaccine?

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is now available to people as young as five years old. Benjamin Lee, MD, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at the University of Vermont Children’s Hospital, answers questions about vaccine safety and efficacy.

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Expecting Answers

For pregnant patients, the decision to get vaccinated can be stressful, but experts say the benefits far outweigh the risks.

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‘An opportunity we shouldn’t pass up’

Irene KeruBo is delivering one very important message to the resettled African community: Get the COVID vaccine. And she’s doing it in song.

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10 Tips to Becoming More Resilient

If there’s a silver lining to the last year, it’s that we figured out how to cope with an enormous amount of stress. The lessons we’ve learned will help us overcome future challenges, say the experts.

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House Calls

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented significant hurdles in health care, but has also forced needed changes and improvements. Primary care has evolved to deliver care where people want it most: at home.


Avoiding the Emergency Room? Waiting Could Be Worse

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans have postponed the care they need. That can pose a greater risk than COVID-19.


A COVID Rehab Unit For All

The path back to health from COVID-19 can be long, so Elizabethtown Community Hospital decided to provide space for recovery to patients – and not just their own.


COVID-19 Q&A: Pregnancy, Breastfeeding and the COVID-19 Vaccine

Pregnancy is considered a high-risk health category during COVID-19. You may have questions or concerns about the safety of the vaccine while pregnant or breastfeeding and we are here to help.

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The Pandemic’s Heart-Breaking Side Effect: Sitting, Sitting, Sitting

Medical experts are concerned that the nearly year-long pandemic has led to a decrease in physical activity and increase in heart health risks. UVM Medical Center Cardiologist Sherrie Khadanga, MD, offers advice for stepping up activity at home, and ultimately, improving the health of your heart.

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