When the Fort Washington Armory opened as a COVID-19 vaccination site in January…

When the Fort Washington Armory opened as a COVID-19 vaccination site in January 2021, third-year Columbia dental students Carly Galitz (right) and Jennifer Shahar (left) were among its first volunteer vaccinators. “It was such an eye-opening experience,” said Shahar, and it was in part what motivated them to become “vaccine champions”—members of the Columbia University Irving Medical Center community committed to educating others about COVID-19 and promoting vaccination. The two students also took inspiration and encouragement from an early success with Shahar’s father, who was hesitant about the vaccine but persuaded by Shahar’s explanation of its safety.

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