It was an unexpected convergence of events on a Friday afternoon in February. The usual organized flow of patients through the COVID vaccination clinic at the Champlain Valley Expo was disrupted due to another event at the sprawling 26,000-square-foot building. Traffic was tied up outside, causing many people to arrive late and flustered for their […]

Celsius and Fahrenheit are Kevin Smith’s steadfast companions when ushering the COVID-19 vaccines from the University of Vermont Medical Center’s loading docks to the COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the Champlain Valley Expo in Essex. The process begins on Thursday evenings, when Smith receives an email from the Vermont Department of Health detailing how many doses […]

Early on in the pandemic, when there was no end in sight, the couriers at Green Mountain Messenger made sure ventilators got to desperately ill patients at University of Vermont Medical Center. Less than a year later, they began transporting the most hopeful cargo of all — vaccines — to the state’s largest vaccination clinic […]

It might seem like a big leap from milking cows to leading the University of Vermont Health Network’s Telehealth Services, but Todd Young says working on his grandfather’s farm taught him one important lesson: how to work hard. Over the past year, he’s brought his work ethic to an unprecedented array of challenges: A pandemic, […]

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is now available to people as young as 12 years old. In this Q&A, Benjamin Lee, MD, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at the University of Vermont Children’s Hospital, answers questions about vaccine safety and efficacy. Are there any health conditions that would prevent a child age 12-to-15 years old from being […]