by: Alecia DiCenso
After about a year of COVID-19, there is now a vaccine that hopefully puts it to an end. Many people feel indifferent about these two shots. Some people question the science while others are scared of the later symptoms. Everyone feels different about the vaccine and it is smart to respect everyone's decisions regarding it.
Considering teachers have to see several different students everyday, it could be interesting to see how they view the vaccine and their opinions on it. Starting in March, teachers can sign up to get vaccinated. Both of the teachers we interviewed are getting the vaccine, if others decide not to, that is perfectly fine too.
Mr. Roets is an English teacher at WHS who is getting his vaccine on Thursday. He mentioned that it is a “Risk vs. rewards.” He believes that there are more rewards over the risks. He isn’t worried about symptoms and is not allergic to most things, so he doesn’t believe that it will harm him, only decreasing his chances of getting COVID.
His wife has received both of the vaccines and his whole family will eventually be vaccinated. He believes the science behind the vaccine. In order to decrease or eliminate COVID, the majority of people need to get the vaccine in order for it to be effective. The majority of people he knows have questioned it, but haven’t said no to receiving it.
Nutrition teacher Mrs. Bailey is also getting the vaccine. She believes that the vaccine will be helpful. She believes it will be effective if seventy five percent of people get it. She thinks there will be a positive outcome. The process of signing up is hard and the dates are very far away, but she is hopefully.
She doesn’t believe that she will have symptoms, most likely just a sore arm. She compared it to the chickenpox vaccine showing she isn’t worried about it. Considering she works in the public schools system she could be exposed more and getting the vaccine will benefit her safety and everyone else's as well.
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