These people were vaccine hesitant. Here’s why they changed their minds – CBC

These people were vaccine hesitant. Here’s why they changed their minds – CBC

by tumpa on May 12, 202146 Views

Canadian surveys find vaccine hesitancy decreased by about 10% since January

May 12, 2021

Even though Jennie Powell was worried about contracting COVID-19, her mind was made up about vaccines: she was not interested. In fact, she was afraid.

“I kept saying to myself and telling everybody, ‘My dear, I’m going to be the last one to take this vaccination. I’m not taking it. No.'”

Powell, 73, says she was scared of side effects because years ago she had a severe reaction to the flu shot. Last month, however, she changed her mind. She credits three people: her family doctor, who educated her about vaccine safety, her pastor, who helped ease her fears, and U.S. President Joe Biden.

“He’s in my age range,” she told CBC Toronto. Powell monitored the president’s television appearances after he got the Pfizer vaccine to see whether his health deteriorated.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/vaccine-hesitant-changed-minds-1.6022537

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