Why I got vaccinated: Dr. Emily Kane
“Because I’m a naturopathic doctor and a health columnist, I think outside the conventional medical ‘box’ and many people have solicited my opinion on the COVID-19 vaccine. It is my privilege to share my thoughts. I’m seeing long COVID (the long-term side effects of the disease) in my office and on my study groups. You do not want to get COVID-19 because the lingering impact of the disease can be frightening. The risks of COVID-19, even if you’re a healthy person now, far outweigh the negligible risk from the vaccines. You’ll have a sore arm for a day or two and maybe feel pretty tired for a few days while your immune system kicks in, but that’s it! We have nearly a year’s worth of solid data now and the science showing high efficacy and extremely low risk is excellent. Get your vaccine, and let’s beat this thing together!”
Dr. Emily Kane has been a nutritionally-based primary care provider in Juneau for nearly 30 years. If you’d like to hear more on her thoughts about the vaccine, read her Juneau Empire opinion piece here.