“A few weeks ago we road tripped to Colorado to see family for the first time since late 2019. We hiked, played games, watched movies, ate many meals, and obviously hugged a bunch (we had to make up for lost time). The Covid vaccine made that trip entirely possible. I was nervous at first about a new vaccine (especially one that has been so polarized) but there’s so much research that shows the vaccine is safe, and is the best way to protect against multiple strains. Even though I am young and healthy, I got the shot to protect myself since Covid can affect even the healthiest people, and to protect my family, friends, strangers at the store, those who are immunocompromised, and my community as a whole.”