Vaccine Talks: My Grandmother Surprised Me On The Vaccine
This is part of a series of conversations that Cal State Northridge students had with loved ones about COVID-19 vaccinations. Planning your own conversation with family or friends? Here are some tips.
Leslye Gama, Oxnard
My grandmother is 73 years old and has worked 43 years as a machine operator for Pac Foundries, including through this pandemic, although she is high risk.
To my surprise, she decided she wanted to get the vaccine to protect herself against COVID-19. My family is very split with the vaccine, although luckily there are also a few family members who were able to get vaccinated and are feeling little-to-no side effects.
This makes my grandmother feel very optimistic. On March 8, she was able to get her first dose of the vaccine. She shows a lot of faith in it and believes it will be a breakthrough during this pandemic and help many people, including herself.
READ THE REST OF OUR 'VACCINE TALKS' SERIES:
- Getting My Father Vaccinated Before He Gets COVID-19 Again
- When Will My Teen Brother, A Cancer Survivor, Be Protected?
- My Mom Is Diabetic, Cleans Offices And Is Not Eligible Yet For The Vaccine. Or Is She?
- Convincing My Grandparents That Bill Gates Did Not Want To Microchip Them
- My Mom Is A Teacher, But She Did Not Want To Be First To Get Vaccinated
- When Your Dad Supports The Vaccine And Your Mom Thinks It’s Dangerous
- For My Grandmother, It’s Like Polio All Over Again