As soon as it was announced that vaccines were available for people over 65 in Michigan, Rosalyn Jackson of Farmington Hills wanted to be the first in line. For her, the vaccine meant protection for herself against the virus, but it also meant the opportunity to take hold of protection that those who lost their battles to COVID-19 didn’t have the opportunity to. That is one of the main reasons Jackson is encouraging her loved ones to consider doing the same.
Jackson and her daughter scheduled their vaccinations together in the spring and found the process to be simple and relatively painless – so much so that Rosalyn didn't even know she had received her shot. Now fully vaccinated, she uses her experiences as a positive example when talking to others about getting vaccinated. “I think about what would move me, if I were on the fence?” she says. Of the hundreds of thousands who have died due to COVID-19, she wonders what some of them would say if they could come back. “I think they would say ‘You have an opportunity I didn’t have. Take the shot.’” More from MIBluesPerspectives:
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