Gov. Greg Abbott mentioned Thursday that he expects the state to manage a couple of million photographs by the tip of the month. The precedence goes to healthcare professionals.
As of Thursday, greater than 10,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been distributed within the Houston space. Quoc Nguyen, a lab technician at Houston Methodist, was one of many healthcare staff who acquired the vaccine.
Nguyen mentioned he relieved to obtain the vaccine. He mentioned his expertise taking the vaccine was identical to taking a flu shot.
“I got mine [Wednesday], and we’re supposed to schedule another booster shot in three weeks,” Nguyen mentioned.
As a lab technician, his job on the hospital requires analyzing COVID-19 check samples.
“I’m happy we got this vaccine so quickly,” Nguyen mentioned.
At Methodist, greater than 2,200 doses have been administered to this point.
“It’s a pretty good experience. It’s just like getting the flu shot,” Nguyen mentioned.
Whereas not all healthcare staff are selecting to get the vaccine, Nguyen had no hesitations.
“We have to trust the science, the medical professionals that are delivering these vaccines,” Nguyen mentioned.
Proper after getting the primary dose, he mentioned it was comparatively painless.
“Just a little sore. It’s the same as getting the flu vaccine,” Nguyen mentioned.
In a single day he mentioned the soreness was gone.
“It’s safe. I feel normal…no side effects at all,” Nguyen mentioned.
Subsequent week, Texas is anticipated to obtain extra vaccines. Moderna’s vaccines await ultimate emergency-use authorization. Nguyen mentioned the vaccine will finally assist healthcare staff keep wholesome in order that they’ll proceed to battle the pandemic.
“Without the lab technicians working behind the scenes, you wouldn’t get your results,” Nguyen.
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