Kyra Blan

Kyra Blank, 29

Toledo, Online Health & Fitness Coach

Many individuals have different experiences and motivations when it comes to COVID-19 vaccination. Lincoln County Public Health has invited people to share their personal stories and we are sharing those with readers over the coming weeks. If you are looking for a vaccination clinic near you, visit www.co.lincoln.or.us/

     “I was super nervous to get the vaccine because I have anxiety, and I kept thinking about all of the unknown long-term effects. However, there are three reasons why I did it anyway.

The first is a selfish reason. I thought to myself ‘If I get COVID today, I could die in the next couple of weeks, but if I get the vaccine, the chances are much lower that I’ll get COVID or get a significant case.’ The risk seemed worth it to avoid all the complications of getting the virus.

Another reason is that I’m a Christian and I believe Jesus sacrificed everything for me on the cross. He calls us to live in a way that protects and helps our neighbor, even if that means taking a risk. If we are not willing to sacrifice for our neighbors, I believe we are really missing the point of our faith.

 The final reason is that I want to dance again. I want to go back to regular life. We have so much evidence that vaccination will allow us to do that.”

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