Your Stories: Why I got vaccinated - Vax Because

Your Stories: Why I got vaccinated

Updated: April 29th, 2021

I joined the Pfizer vaccine trial last year because my grandfather passed away from Covid-19 complications. He was healthy, and then Covid ravaged his lungs, heart, and kidneys. He died after my first dose, at home on hospice, surrounded by his loving family. My jabs are all in his honor. I'm up to my 3rd dose, a booster given 3 weeks ago was the latest. I'd do anything to be a part of the solution, rather than being a part of the problem.


I got vaccinated because I am an ocean conservationist and there is too much work that needs to be done! The sooner we all get vaccinated the sooner we can all get back out there and make a difference!


I'm 8.5 months pregnant and just got my first does of the vaccine! So excited to pass some antibodies onto my new baby.


I vaccinate because after a tough year it is one of the BEST ways to love my community!


I am a clinical researcher, with an extensive background in clinical trials and nursing. This has really been my life's drive . I have lived, "breathed", cried, stressed and exhaled all the hard work that is needed and then some to have therapies move towards access in the name of public health, science and medicine. Truth be told, I was in a state of long overdue excitement, relief and happiness when I got dose #1 of PFIZER. The real happiness didn't stop there. It got even better when my 79 year old mother, got her dose #1 a few weeks later. We were together for the first time in a year when she was dosed. We shimmyed out of the clinic and happy danced together in the garden nearby, all the way to the car. So to this, the research and vigilance continues. Drug development and innovation move like never before and I feel blessed and honored to be a part of it. With hopes happy dance #2 can literally be "HAPPY" .....played amid the ambiance of PHARRELLs "HAPPY" song.


My oldest sister is a stroke survivor. My brother is at high risk due to health issues. My husband had open-heart surgery in September 2020. My son and his wife are front-line workers. I am so thankful we made it to be vaccinated.