As coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination efforts ramp up around the city, Stephanie Sterling, MD, is well aware of the challenges ahead.
“We’re going to need more than one or two vaccine options to get out of this pandemic,” says Dr. Sterling, section chief of infectious diseases and hospital epidemiologist at NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn in Sunset Park and head of the new Vaccine Center location there. “We don’t know if one will have better long-term effects or work better in certain age groups or with certain populations, which is why we’re conducting our own trials.”
The clinic continues to follow shifts or evolutions of viral strains, according to Dr. Sterling, who was vaccinated last month. “I had arm soreness, but that was it,” she says.
Dr. Sterling and her husband, Bladimir Raúl Quijano Rondan, also a doctor and an infectious disease fellow at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens Hospital, live with their cat, Gracie, on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
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