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This holiday season, I want to express my gratitude to everyone in our region for doing your part to control the spread of COVID-19. And I ask you to please stay vigilant by continuing to practice masking, distancing and hand hygiene. While the arrival of the first vaccine is a gift we all welcome, let’s keep doing what we do best – looking out for each other – so we can celebrate the end of this pandemic together in the New Year.

John R. Brumsted, MD
President and CEO, UVM Health Network

Spread Cheer. Not COVID-19.

As the first COVID-19 vaccine shipments deliver hope, our infectious disease experts share their safe holiday celebration plans. 

Second COVID-19 Vaccine Arriving This Week

Front-line caregivers received the first doses of the Pfizer vaccine last week, and shipments of the newly approved Moderna vaccine are beginning to arrive in our region. You can find the latest information about vaccine availability, plus FAQs and coverage of this historic milestone at

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Three volunteers share powerful personal reasons for participating in the COVID-19 vaccination trial conducted by the UVM Medical Center and UVM Larner College of Medicine. 

Why Am I Feeling This Way?

Short-tempered? Sad? Angry? Not surprising, say two mental health experts, who discuss how the pandemic is affecting us, even if we don't think it is.