To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate, That is the Question

Booster Shot, Yes or No?

By Josh Resnek

I am scheduled to receive a booster shot on Thursday. I am not anxious about getting the booster shot. I have no fear about what it might do to me, except possibly to save my life. COVID-19 has yet to directly have an impact on my health but I pay close attention to what is going on.

I am one of those people inclined to get vaccinated when told I could possibly die or become seriously ill if I don’t.

I am not superstitious.

Since I was a toddler I have received vaccinations for polio, smallpox, tuberculosis, measles, mumps, chicken pox and flu.

Why everyone has not been vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus is inexplicable to me.

Protesting vaccinations boggles my mind.

Individuals fighting against vaccination, and even some remaining against it when they are on their death beds from the virus…well, I don’t relate or understand this kind of behavior.

For me, it is like behavior from the Middle Ages.

Vaccinations save lives. This is proven.

Science doesn’t lie. Science is as close to fact as we can come.

This is why I trust the doctor, the specialist, the hospital and government, which runs the best CDC in the world.

I don’t trust the anti-vaxxers.

I for one cannot pay close attention to people spewing ignorance and speculation as though it is fact.

If you don’t want to get vaccinated – then don’t.

If you want to play with your own life and death but don’t have to, don’t get vaccinated.

If you believe you can pray away the virus, or pray away a respirator being shoved down into your throat, or if you believe we can get out of this life without getting old, getting sick and dying, then don’t get vaccinated.

Please don’t insult me by making the claim that being against the vaccinations is standing up for our rights.

That argument is about ignorance and insanity. With so many Americans having the audacity to think this way about a virus that has killed almost 800,000 people in the past two years, well, where do we go from here?

I’m heading to CVS Thursday afternoon for a booster shot.

This will be in addition to two shots of Moderna I received to keep me safe from the virus.

New virus numbers indicate the virus is making a comeback here in Massachusetts.

Last week, Massachusetts reported almost 6,000 new cases of the virus and 23 deaths as a result of its ravages on those who contract it.

Don’t be a fool.

Get yourself vaccinated. Get your kids vaccinated. Get your parents vaccinated.

And if you can’t find the ability to get vaccinated, then stay away from all of the above as you might just cause their sickness and possible death.

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