That’s the word that describes how Devesh Yadav felt after he was vaccinated — safe for himself and safe for his loved ones. Devesh, a senior project manager in Finance Technology, Office of Finance and Treasury, wants to ensure he doesn’t expose his young children to infection or miss a moment of their lives. He is looking forward to taking a beach vacation and a camping trip with his family, and celebrating his twins’ 10th birthday this summer. “I want to get back to the pre-pandemic life so that I can see my colleagues, friends, and family and share the small things in life, celebrate our children’s birthdays and milestones,” Devesh said.
While some people are reluctant to get the vaccine, Devesh sees vaccination as necessary to “stomp out COVID” and protect against current virus strains as well as variants emerging in other countries. “If you don’t want to get the vaccine for yourself, get it for your fellow citizens, friends, family, and loved ones, to keep them safe. It will be a selfless act that can save lives,” Devesh said. “We can all get back to normal without the fear of getting sick ourselves or getting others sick. There is so much to gain and nothing to lose.”
Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself and others. To help ensure everyone in New Jersey has access to a vaccine, the University is hosting a series of COVID-19 vaccination clinics available to everyone 12 or older who lives, works, or studies in New Jersey. For more information, read about Vaccine Clinics at Princeton. All employees who are vaccinated are asked to upload their shot records (into VacStatus) to help the University make decisions about a safe return to campus for all employees in the fall.
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