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Why I got the vaccine: Derek MacDonald, Tumbler Ridge


Close up photo of man with snowy background
Tumbler Ridge resident Derek McDonald shares his reasons for getting immunized.

Derek MacDonald, a heavy duty mechanic at the mine in Tumbler Ridge, shares why he got the vaccine: 

"I got it because my parents are aging and I didn’t want to bring it [the COVID-19 virus] back to them. I read the news – I believe the vaccines work and I have a bit of faith in science. I want to be able to travel again. I'm also a smoker so I'm at risk and I'd like the extra protection." 

Thank you for sharing your photo and story Derek! 

For more information on how to get a vaccine in your community, visit the Northern Health COVID-19 vaccine plan webpage.