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3 Traveling Healthcare Workers on Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine

February 25, 2021

As of February 25, more than 66 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the U.S., and just over 13 percent of the total U.S. population has received at least one dose of the vaccine, according to data from the CDC. It’s the shot we’ve been waiting on for nearly a year, but perhaps no group has been looking forward to the vaccine more than those on the front lines. We spoke with a doctor, a traveling nurse, and a nurse who escorts patients on medical care flights—all of whom consider themselves avid leisure travelers, and recently got vaccinated—about their experience, how getting the shot has impacted their jobs, and how it’s changing the way they think about travel.