“While I was excited about there being a vaccine, I also was a bit hesitant. But after doing research from reputable sources and asking folks who have been vaccinated about their experience, I too got vaccinated and I’m glad! I feel so much safer and at ease around my colleagues, peers, and strangers. I get to have rehearsals and make music in public again. I got to see my students (still masked) for the first time in a year and I also got to travel the country safely.”
Excited, But Initially Hesitant
Chibia remembers wishing for a vaccine when everything was shut down, but she also experienced some initial hesitancy when the vaccine was released. She ultimately got vaccinated and feels safer going about her daily life now.