For our staff, protection and safety are always top of mind. For some, it was a simple act and for others, an emotional experience. Below are some of their reasons for getting the vaccine and how they felt (both physically and emotionally) after.
Amanda Gutman, VP of Marketing
"I really don't like needles, but I didn't even feel it! The next day, I had a sore arm and was a little tired, but it's a small price to pay for peace of mind."
Sarah LeNoir, Operations Manager
"I got vaccinated as soon as I was able to and it was incredibly emotional. Earlier this year, COVID found its way to my entire family. My mother spent 12 days on a ventilator fighting for her life. We are so lucky to have her back. I have struggled to find hope during the last year & a half but ensuring my loved ones are vaccinated has brought a flicker of hope back to my heart. There were no symptoms at all from either shot."
Colleen Pate, Chief of Staff
"I was nervous about getting the vaccine but was ready to take the next steps to protect others around me. This was a small step I could take that would have a greater impact."
Gabrielle Rodriguez, Event Marketing Manager
"I knew I needed to get the vaccine, not for myself, but for those around me. I had a sore arm for a few days, but it was worth being able to see my friends, family, and coworkers again!"
Emily Weisz, Senior Manager, Tech & Innovation
"I got the vaccine so I could safely gather with my friends and to see my grandma. And to TRAVEL! I can sleep at night knowing I've done my part."
Lacy Roesler, Director, Programs & Partnerships
"I felt relieved and like I could get back to normal life."