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" 'Our Message is to Take the Vaccine,’ Says Family"

The Los Angeles Times interviewed Dr. Robert Kim-Farley, UCLA Fielding School professor of epidemiology and community health sciences, about the importance of the COVID-19 vaccines

Friday, January 29, 2021

After 11 grueling months working on the front lines at South Coast Global Medical Center in Santa Ana, Tim Zook finally felt hopeful.

The 60-year-old X-ray technologist had watched COVID-19 positive patients struggle to breathe, families devastated by loss and had grappled with his own fears about bringing the deadly virus home to his family. After receiving his second dose of the Pfizer vaccine he immediately shared his enthusiasm on Facebook.

“Never been so excited to get a shot before,” he wrote on Jan. 5, sharing a photo of a Band-Aid on his arm and his completed COVID-19 vaccination card.