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Former Vaccine Skeptics, Tell Us What Convinced You To Get Vaxxed

Changing minds, saving lives.

To date, over 186 million people in the US have gotten at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Some of those people, including yours truly, jumped at the opportunity to get the shot as soon as they were eligible. Others, however, were skeptical and slow to come around.

Person gets vaccinated

Given the public health threat posed by vaccine hesitancy, I'm especially curious what convinced former skeptics to get a COVID-19 shot. So if this sounds like you (or someone you know well), we want to hear your story.

Person holds hand up refusing inoculation

Perhaps you initially believed anti-vax pundits who said COVID was "just like the flu," but after suffering the loss of a loved one, you saw first-hand how real and how deadly COVID-19 can be.

Relatives mourn the loss of a loved one from COVID-19

Maybe you, like Elizabeth Greenaway of Pennsylvania, realized that your potential sickness would result in there being no one to care for your child who has a serious medical condition.

Adult receives vaccine while holding child's hand

Or perhaps you didn't trust doctors on TV, but having a conversation with your own doctor who took time to answer all your questions convinced you to get the shot.

Doctor talks to patient

Whatever the case, we want to know what made you change your mind (or the mind of someone you know). Your response could be featured in an upcoming BuzzFeed post!

Person wears "Get vaccinated" sticker