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What it's like to be vaccinated, according to one Jewish essential employee

 

January 29, 2021

Christie Moore receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.

(JTA) - When Christie Moore rolled up her sleeve to get her COVID-19 vaccine last week, many thoughts went through her mind. Among them: a set of Jewish blessings that rabbis suggested for the occasion.

I knew this because Moore shared the Jewish Telegraphic Agency's roundup of rabbinic suggested blessings when she tweeted her vaccine selfie. So I reached out to Moore, a medical oncologist in Portland, Oregon, to learn more about her experience getting vaccinated.

We talked about the blessing she ended up making, how COVID-19 changed her relationship with her Judaism and what she would tell...



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