“I’ve always been a bit of an escapist – whether through travel or music or film. When I’m feeling stressed or anxious, I plan a trip. During quarantine I found myself in both these states without my normal coping mechanisms. While grateful to have all my basic needs covered, I felt a part of me begin to crumble. I longed for the excitement of a new place and the freedom to explore. Getting vaccinated gave me the peace of mind to venture back out into the world without posing a major risk to myself and my community.”