That Vaccine Shot

I did it. I got the first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine today.

It was not planned. I found out that the Publix pharmacy had some shots left over that they were going to have to throw away if they weren’t used, so I went and volunteered.

This is not about whether or not vaccines are good or bad. This is not about who’s right or wrong about the vaccine. This is about me making my own personal decision to put the greater good above my own personal preferences. This is about me wanting for life to return to normal.

For the record, I have received a flu shot for the last few years. As far as I can tell, I show no signs of growing a third arm or mutating into a different species. Again, it’s all about me making a decision that works for me.

I hope and pray you will be free to make the choice to get a vaccine or not. I also hope and pray that you will make an informed choice, not one based on conspiracy theories or what you read on social media but one informed by actual medical opinion from a doctor or nurse that you know and respect.

So whatever choice you make, I really hope and pray that you will respect those who choose differently. This is still America where we are free to live as we see fit based on our beliefs and convictions. I don’t want to see everyone forced to take a vaccine against their will, but I also don’t want this pandemic to continue.

In short, I don’t know a whole lot. I definitely don’t want to speak for anyone else, but I think that in my own best judgment getting a COVID vaccine was the right call for me to make. I want us all to be able to think for ourselves and not blindly trust any politician or media outlet that tries to tell us what to think and how to live.

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