Let’s Get There

  • April 8, 2021

MA League of CHCs

What’s it like to get COVID-19? What’s it like to get the vaccine? What’s it like for doctors and nurses when they have no cure for their patients? Sit back and listen as 6 Massachusetts health center providers of color share their personal stories from the front lines of the pandemic—and why taking the shot is the only way out of this mess.

00:00​ Intro
01:16​ It was fast and here’s why
05:46​ I took it, no big deal
09:44​ Wait and see is getting old
10:44​ COVID hit us hard, time to hit back
12:26​ This virus can get anyone
15:10​ Vaccine risks vs virus risks
16:28​ Prevention over treatment
17:47​ Immunity done right
20:21​ Rethinking our mistrust
22:40​ Forward to normal
25:19​ Educate yourself
27:01​ Vaccines work

Dr. Lance Braye, Greater Lawrence Family Health Center – Lawrence, MA
Nurse Practitioner Tarma Johnson, Mattapan Community Health Center – Boston, MA
Dr. Robin Mayfield, Whittier Street Health Center – Boston, MA
Dr. Margaret Riley, Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center – Boston, MA
Dr. Ryan Walker, Greater Lawrence Family Health Center – Lawrence, MA
Dr. Stephen Wright, Whittier Street Health Center – Boston, MA

A note about Whittier and COVID-19

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in our area, we ask all clients and patients to call ahead before coming to any of our sites. We are working to take care of most clients/patients via phone/video encounter so we can meet your ongoing healthcare needs. This is for your safety and so we can provide the highest quality of care to you while following CDC guidance for COVID-19. Please call 617-427-1000 for any questions or concerns.

Whittier will provide COVID-19 testing from 10 am to 4 pm on Monday to Friday. Following CDC guidance, we recommend testing if you have a fever AND one of the following three symptoms: cough OR shortness of breath OR sore throat. Please bring your picture identification and your insurance card (if you have insurance).