Why the Covid Vaccine for me?

There are many reasons people have for choosing to or not choosing to take the Covid vaccine. Everyone is entitled to their choice and opinion, and I respect that choice, whatever it may be. I have decided to take the Covid vaccine. It’s now part of my lived experience, and so I’d like to share my reasons for the choice I made.

I love to travel. For someone like myself who loves traveling, the thought of not traveling as I want is a painful realization. Just as I make preparations for travel to specific destinations, this is also preparing for a journey. The Covid 19 impact is worldwide, and if I want to travel the world, I need to be ready.

I realize that there may not be a lengthy body of research on the vaccines and their long-term effects, but pausing my life as I did in 2020, was not an option. I have always lived a life of taking risks and choices that are slightly different; this is simply another one of those choices for me.

I’m twice over a Singapore ex-pat, and I’d like to go back at some point. It is not an impossibility currently, but Singapore has made significant strides in combatting the virus, and I believe returning vaccinated will make for a smoother return process.

I want to socialize more without the constant worry about the Covid virus. Being vaccinated does not mean that I will not take precautions as I currently do, but I will feel more reassured with my social interactions. When I interact with my friends and family that also are vaccinated, there will be less worry on my mind.

My thoughts are not to guide anyone’s decision on whether to get vaccinated or not. I share my lived experience, and this is now part of my lived experience. Have you considered getting vaccinated? I’d like to hear about it.

WhyTheCovidVaccineWorksForMe

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Donna Hunter PhD

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