My Vaccine Why

My Vaccine Why

In the span of about seven weeks between mid-December and early-February, approximately 1,200 health care workers at Olympic Medical Center have voluntarily received the two-dose vaccination series, the first step in building resistance to COVID-19.

The Clallam County Department of Health and Human Services shared in the video below the perspective of several community leaders – including OMC’s own Jeana Hutton, an RN in the ICU/Telemetry Department – on why they decided to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

OMC providers and staff share what motivated them to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

I received my COVID-19 Vaccination to do my part in helping to put an end to this pandemic. Also, so that we can reconnect with our family; I had to miss my mother’s funeral because of the pandemic; I do not want to miss anymore family gatherings. - Mary
I did it in hopes that my kids can return to a normal life. - Jeana
I received my covid-19 vaccination as I believe as a health care worker, it is my responsibility to protect my patients. Also, it is the first step toward the end of the pandemic. - Don
The main reason I chose to get my vaccination is because I want to hug my parents(!), as well as help stop the spread of COVID within our community. - Shellie
My why is the lives of those that I love and even the ones I don’t. I have many friends that cannot get vaccines due to autoimmune disorders, and rely on healthy people like myself to get vaccinated against preventable diseases. I vaccinate, so that my kids never have to know what deadly diseases feel like. So that I can live a long life, and see them grow up. Not only is it logical to do so, it is my social responsibility to fulfill. - Allison
I got my vaccine to help get life back to some semblance of normal. It’s important for me to do my part to protect myself, my family and my community. - DeAnn
I want my kids to enjoy birthdays and holidays with friends and family, not through a car window. - Amanda
My why is because my son is a nursing student second year and that I take care of an aging mother. As a hospital employee, mother, and daughter, it is my duty to protect them and the public. Getting vaccinated and wearing a mask is such a small thing to do for my loved ones and the public. - Vera
Aside from keeping my family and community safe, I wanted to be able to safely board a plane to go see my mom in Wisconsin. She is in her 80’s, and I haven’t seen her in about 14 months. - Connie
During this time, I have felt really helpless in not being able to assist the ones that I love. By getting the vaccine, I am doing my part to protect myself as well as those that are around me like my family, friends and the community. It’s a giant step in getting back to normal. - Stacy
I did this for my family, my coworkers and my community. Hopefully we will see a decrease in cases and get our community moving forward again. - Alberta
I chose the vaccine to protect myself and my family, my clients, and to allow a visit to my elderly parents in Ohio once they receive their vaccine. - Gregory
I got my vaccine to do my part to help the community. I live in a household of healthcare workers, I not only want to protect my patients, but the ones my loved ones care for as well. - Jenifer
I did it for my family. I did it for my patients. Past ones and future ones. I did it for my friends. I did it for my colleagues. I did it in gratitude for all front-line workers, for the scientists who have worked tirelessly to get us here. I did it for the next generation. I did it for my dogs, to make sure I return home to them. I did it because I feel like it is my duty as a nurse to set an example for my community. To provide education, comfort, and confidence to those around me. I did it because I am exhausted. I did it because I want to be an active part of the solution. - Meghan

Share your reason for getting the COVID-19 vaccine and help inspire your friends and neighbors to do the same.

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