Twin doctors from Memphis share experience with COVID vaccine

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Twin doctors from Memphis spoke out about what it was like to get vaccinated.

“It was easy, it was simple, it was fast and similar to other vaccines,” said Dr. Nuriya Robinson, a doctor at Harbor UCLA Medical Center.

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The Robinson’s got vaccinated a week in a half ago. The only side effect one of them had was a sore arm for about a day.

The sisters have no regrets about rolling up their sleeves.

“It was really lovely just to be a part of that first group having the opportunity to get this vaccine which will really be life-changing,” said Nuriya.

Nuriya and her twin sister Dr. Maisha Robinson, who grew up in Memphis, are now healthcare workers in Los Angeles and Jacksonville. Their father took to social media posting a picture of the twins not long after they got vaccinated.

“As an obstetrician-gynecologist, I work with women in very vulnerable parts of their life, very vulnerable points in their life and when they’re really trying to be as safe and be as healthy as they possibly can so I got it for them,” said Nuriya.

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“Anything that I can do to change the likelihood that people are going to contract the virus or likelihood that people are going to die from this virus, I want to do, I want to be an example to my patients to my friends and to my family,” said Dr. Maisha Robinson with the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville.

The doctors had a message for anyone afraid to get the virus.

“I think there is understandable hesitation, understandable trepidation among the black community about getting these vaccines, is this an experiment, are they trying something on us but what I would say is that this has been rigorously studied, yes it happened fast but we needed it to happen fast,” Maisha added.

The Robinson twins who are still grieving over the number of patients who lost their lives to the deadly virus say the vaccines mean brighter days are ahead.

“We really are unlikely to see a real difference and a real change in the New Year if we don’t become the change and we can be the change if we have the opportunity to take the vaccine,” Nuriya added.

“This is a collective effort, we need everyone to really get on board,” Maisha explained.

One of the sisters said she has medical conditions like asthma so she really needed the vaccine.

Again, the general public will likely start receiving those vaccinations by spring.