Huskies are sharing why they chose to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
I got the vaccine for my patients, my family, and for the hope of returning back to a sense of normalcy. After a year of FaceTime as our only means of communication, I was most excited to visit my grandparents... Working in a hospital on the COVID unit as a patient care technician, I knew that my grandparents were too high risk for me to visit them.
I chose to get the COVID-19 vaccine to protect myself and others while in the clinical setting. I think other Huskies should get the vaccine to protect themselves and their loved ones, and to help build herd immunity in the community.
I have a unique perspective because I have an educational background in community and public health, so I know the science... I also know the historical context of the impact and relationship of racial identity and health outcomes... I think about how this opportunity is bigger than me, to me, it’s about saving my life or another person’s life.