“I thought about all the grieving families— myself included—who had lost someone close to them in the last year and were aching at the thought of returning to a world without them. It was such an emotional moment, and one I’ll never forget. I am so incredibly grateful for this vaccine. And while I know that Covid is far from over, variants are on the rise and that there is still a risk of breakthrough infection, being vaccinated gives me and my loved ones much more safety and security than if we were unvaccinated.”