Why I got vaccinated: Dr. Lindy Jones
Dr. Lindy Jones had the opportunity to get a COVID-19 vaccine in December 2020 due to his job at Bartlett Regional Hospital; hospital workers were among the first in Alaska to get the vaccine. Initially, he had concerns about the vaccine and its safety but, as the hospital’s Emergency Department Medical Director, he had firsthand experience caring for individuals who died from COVID-19. After weighing the risks, Dr. Jones signed up and received the vaccine.
“It made my job easier. I’m not worried about my health or my family’s health.” The chance of an allergic reaction is small, Dr. Jones said, and “the most compelling statistic on why one should get the vaccine is that in all trials, the chance of dying from a COVID infection is zero.”
If you’re interested in getting a vaccine, everyone age 16 and up can sign up for one at juneau.org/vaccine or call 586-6000.