“As a registered nurse, I got the COVID-19 vaccine for my patients, my family, my friends, and my community. I got the vaccine because I believe and trust in science. Having begun my healthcare career at the start of this pandemic, and now working in the psychiatric setting, I have seen the unbelievable toll that this virus has had on people’s mental and physical health. The deep impact that social isolation, fear, anxiety and uncertainty has weighs heavily on all of us. The COVID-19 vaccine provides a glimmer of hope that we may return to a world where we can safely gather, share meals, travel, and hug our loved ones. When you have the opportunity to do so, please get the COVID vaccine. Do it so we can all start to heal.”