Sellick Among First Buffalo Physicians to Receive COVID Vaccine

Updated December 15, 2020

John A. Sellick Jr., DO, professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases, was among the first to get a COVID-19 vaccine at the Buffalo VA Medical Center. Sellick said he wanted to get the vaccine to show everyone it is safe to get — especially compared to the symptoms of the coronavirus. “A shot in the arm compared to a couple weeks in the ICU is a pretty easy exchange in my mind,” he said.