“I’m protecting myself, my community, my patients and my family.”
“As a health care worker, for me it meant I was protecting myself, my community, my patients and my family, so it was important for me to put that into perspective. I have to provide care and I was working in the COVID-19 cohort, so it was very important for me to protect myself and others.
I was so conscious. It raised some kind of awareness because we've had some good cases and not-so-good cases. The not-so-good cases really prompted me: As soon as the vaccine or a way out of this pandemic was going to be available, I would be willing to give it a shot because I did see a lot of people suffer from COVID-19.
I like to travel. Because of the pandemic, now, with traveling we have restrictions. But I really want to be able to see my family, go back home to South Africa, visit my siblings.
I'm a very outdoorsy person and so much of a social butterfly. I like to have people around. Being confined to staying at home and in my bubble has made me really think, as soon as the vaccine is available, I'd like to get out and have some kind of a normal life.
I feel really good about it. I did get infected by the COVID-19 virus, so I went through that process. Thankfully, there were only mild symptoms and I didn’t have to be on oxygen. I was really grateful. As soon as the vaccine was available, I was willing to take it to protect myself and others.
I encourage those who are thinking about it or who are kind of on the fence about it to go ahead and take the vaccine.”
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