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Why boost?

March 17, 2022

Jerry with his mother and sister.

We are continuing our series with members of the NCH Community who want others to know their reason for getting their COVID-19 vaccine booster.

Name: Jerry Bragg, M.S., CCC-SLP, MBA
Title: Director
Department: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Current hometown: Chicago

Why I got boosted: If there is any silver lining to the pandemic for me personally, I would say this experience has reinforced how much I cherish and value connections with colleagues, family and friends. Reuniting with family after a long period and resuming some safe social activities with close friends has been so wonderful. Particularly gratifying was the opportunity to see my mom in Florida, after staying away for a long time out of concern for her fragile health.

I got boosted so I can enjoy more visits with mom and continue to engage in my community in a meaningful way. I’m also thrilled to be able to attend more in-person meetings in recent days at NCH. Zoom meetings have their role but I feel in-person meetings hands down allow for much better collaboration and truly foster stronger relationships. I’m committed to doing everything I can to keep our recent progress going!

For more information about COVID-19 vaccinations at NCH, visit this page.