Hoosiers with disabilities and family caregivers discuss why it was important to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Hoosiers with disabilities and their family caregivers share what activities they are enjoying now that they are vaccinated.
Pam and her daughter Ashley share their COVID-19 vaccination experiences. The speed of the vaccination process impressed Pam, while watching her mother get vaccinated helped Ashley overcome her fears.
Teri had fears about getting the vaccine, but she did a lot of research to overcome her fears. Her advice to others is to make sure they get information about the vaccine from respectable medical and state websites. Teri says, "This is about saving lives. Who wouldn’t want to save someone’s life?"
Ronelle Johnson discusses the obstacles Deaf people face in getting vaccinated. She spends time talking with people about the vaccine, encouraging them to get vaccinated. “I suggest to them in order to protect themselves from the virus to go ahead and be vaccinated. It isn't anything to be afraid of.”
Linda chose to get the COVID vaccine and booster because she has multiple risk factors. She knows the vaccine may not guarantee she won’t get the virus, but she has a greater chance of survival by being vaccinated and boosted. Linda says, “I’ll get anything else coming down the pike that they recommend.”
Courtney is immunocompromised and knew it was important to get vaccinated to protect herself from getting seriously ill from COVID. Courtney says the shot was quick and painless. “You get poked and then you can go on and live your everyday life."
Melody was bored being stuck in her home during the pandemic. She got the vaccine because she wanted to go shopping, eat out, and visit family.