Cheyenne Simmons

Cheyenne Simmons, a student in the MS in Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics program and a laboratory technician in a Frederick facility, was recently vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine for many reasons, but most importantly to keep her mother safe.

Her mother suffers from several underlying conditions, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and is at heightened risk.

“I have been actively working in a laboratory since March 2020. There is always the chance I could accidentally expose my mom,” Simmons explains. “Aside from my family, I got vaccinated to help flatten the curve. The unknown can be frightening, but please do your research and help keep others safe!”

Share Your Experience

Why did you decide to get the COVID-19 vaccine? Why should others get it? These are questions on the minds of many now that vaccines are available to help end the coronavirus pandemic.

At the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), personnel from UMB, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and Faculty Physicians, Inc. are being vaccinated at the SMC Campus Center.

Over the next few months, we will be highlighting members of the community and their vaccination experience. Share your experience getting vaccinated by tagging us @umbaltimore and using #UMBVaccinesWork on X, the company formerly known as Twitter, or Instagram. Include why you got the vaccine. You can also submit your photos and comments about your vaccine experience, by clicking here.