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This Week in South Florida: Martha Baker

Martha Baker is the President of SEIU Local 1991, the union that represents about 5,000 nurses, doctors and other healthcare workers.
Martha Baker is the President of SEIU Local 1991, the union that represents about 5,000 nurses, doctors and other healthcare workers.

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – There is a new weapon against COVID-19, the new single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

The FDA gave Johnson & Johnson the go-ahead for its vaccine.

This week, Broward Health and Miami-Dade Jackson Health System began vaccinating people under 65 with certain medical conditions.

Still, there are skeptics, even among medical workers.

Martha Baker is the founding nurse manager of the Trauma Intensive Care Unit at Jackson Health and the President of SEIU Local 1991, the union that represents about 5,000 nurses, doctors and other healthcare workers.

She joined This Week in South Florida hosts Michael Putney and Glenna Milberg, and their conversation can be seen at the top of this page.


About the Authors:

Michael Putney came to Local 10 in 1989 to become senior political reporter and host of "This Week In South Florida with Michael Putney." He is Local 10's senior political reporter. 

Glenna Milberg joined Local 10 News in September 1999 to report on South Florida's top stories and community issues. She also serves as co-host on Local 10's public affairs broadcast, "This Week in South Florida."