After a year of quarantine, masks, and social distancing we finally have seen light at the end of the tunnel- a vaccine. As 50% of all Americans over the age of 18 have at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine, the Pfizer vaccine was opened up to anyone over the age of 16 in the state of Indiana. Some of our very own HSE students have been fortunate enough to get vaccinated.
Sophomore, Claire Hamilton talks about her emotions while getting her first dose of the vaccine, “I was pretty excited to get the vaccine, I thought that the whole process was pretty surreal with how [the old Marsh building] was being put to use to do something good!” Claire got her first dose of the vaccine on April 7th and gets her second dose this week.
Junior, Carly Mankin who also got her first dose on April 7th expresses her feelings about her first dose “I was nervous and excited because it gave me more freedom”. Carly encourages her fellow students to get vaccinated, “I do think that students should get vaccinated because it doesn’t take much time to do and it benefits other people around you as well”.
Junior, Alivia Fiddler who works at an elderly facility got her first dose of the vaccination on March 18th. Alivia explains from her point of view what the importance of getting vaccinated means, “I was excited to get my vaccination because I would be able to protect my patients more and my family… I do encourage students to get vaccinated because even if you don’t take COVID seriously or don’t know the effects of it, you are taking a step to protect others and yourself from getting sick. Like when you get the flu shot because even though you might not get the flu, you are preventing others from getting it”.
As we approach some source of normalcy, more and more students are signing up for their first and second dose vaccinations. If you want to schedule your vaccine appointments go to ourshot.in.gov or call the 211 Fishers Covid Hotline.