Why Did I Decide to Get the Vaccine?

Huskies are sharing why they chose to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Hailey Torres-Turnage

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.

Hailey Torres-Turnage,
nursing major
Nicholas Sinclair

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.

Nicholas Sinclair,
nursing major
Shondra Clay

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.

Shondra Clay,
Assistant Professor, School of Interdisciplinary Health Professions

Read what other NIU Huskies have to say about their decisions to get the vaccine.

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