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Las Vegas medical worker assisting in Boston hospital gets COVID-19 vaccine

Posted at 12:46 PM, Dec 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-20 15:46:55-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Many people are fighting COVID-19 on the frontlines and some of them have even traveled to other states to help with critical patients.

One of them is Bob Allder, a Las Vegas respiratory practitioner, who since November has been helping patients in the ICU at Everest Hospital in Boston.

On Dec. 19, he and his colleagues got the vaccine against the virus they're fighting.

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"It was an early Christmas present. If I have grandchildren I’m going to tell them about it, but it is, this is a historical moment and, people that I’m with every day at the ICU and the emergency room, they were high-fiving, with the elbow, “ said Allder.

For many of his colleagues, having the vaccine was like taking a deep breath after a long run.

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Allder says he has not shown any side effects from the vaccine and will continue working in Boston at least until February.

While the vaccine is still not available for the general population just yet, medical experts say to talk with your doctor before getting the first dose.