Vaccine Q&A With the Chair of Medicine

Paul Skolnik, M.D., chair of medicine at Carilion Clinic

If you have questions about the coronavirus vaccines, you are not alone. In a series of Q&A videos, Paul Skolnik, M.D., chair of Carilion Clinic’s Department of Medicine, has been answering common questions about the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. Watch the most recent video in full below, or skip to a particular question by clicking/tapping the time stamps.


Coping Strategies From the Experts

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While health care workers have received well-deserved recognition and thanks throughout the pandemic, no amount of external recognition has the impact that self-care has.

This year more than ever, many health care professionals across the country are experiencing burnout, "a prolonged response to chronic interpersonal stressors on the job [that] presents as overwhelming exhaustion, feelings of cynicism and detachment from the job, and a sense of ineffectiveness and lack of accomplishment."


Carilion Experts in the News

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Since the coronavirus pandemic began, Carilion Clinic's medical and administrative leaders have been called on by local, regional and national media outlets to share their expertise and perspective with the community.

We have listed just a few recent interviews below. Follow Carilion Clinic on social media to stay on top of vaccine information, emerging research, new treatments and enhanced safety measures throughout our facilities.


When Can I Get the COVID-19 Vaccine?

COVID-19 vaccine administration at Carilion Clinic

When can I get the vaccine? 

At Carilion Clinic, our top priority is to vaccinate as many people as quickly and safely as possible. We are coordinating with the Virginia Department of Health, local health departments and other health care partners to develop an efficient, effective rollout process—and to adapt quickly when supplies and other factors change.

VDH is currently prioritizing people in category 1a and 1b to receive the vaccine. The categories have recently changed in response to Gov. Northam's Jan. 14 update; they are currently as follows:


Carilion and the Vaccines in the Media

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In case you missed it, we've gathered the most recent media coverage of Carilion Clinic's planning for and distribution of the first Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine shipment.

"We're excited. This is something we've all waited for," said Chad Alvarez, Pharm.D., Senior Director of Pharmacy and the leader of Carilion's COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force

Settle into a comfortable chair and enjoy the excitement and hope in the stories and articles listed below. 

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