"I work as a nurse at the hospital. I felt it was my duty to get the COVID-19 vaccine to protect our most vulnerable, those who are not able to receive it themselves, and to help in bringing this pandemic to an end. As a healthcare professional I wanted to be part of the vaccine campaign in showing that the vaccine is safe."
"While I can understand people’s hesitancy to the vaccine, it is important to remember that we are over a year into a public health crisis, fighting against a virus that threatens everyone’s health and has upturned so many people’s lives. The amount of false information circulating on social media has only made our efforts to end this crisis ever more difficult."
Why Caitlin got the vaccine
"I don’t want to see our businesses shut down, our hospitals and facilities closed off to visitors for our patients anymore, and I want us all to be able to see our friends and loved ones again without the risk of making them sick with a virus that can, and has been, fatal for both the young and the old.
We are privileged to live in a time and place where public vaccination campaigns have led to the eradication and control of deadly diseases, and we haven’t had to see the truly devastating outcomes of such illnesses like smallpox, polio, measles or diphtheria, to name a few. Let’s do our part and add COVID-19 to that list."
Thank you for sharing your photo and story Caitlin!
How to get your vaccine
For more information on how to get a vaccine, visit the Northern Health vaccine plan page.