For Joe DeLucia, Getting Vaccinated Means Traveling Again

July 1, 2021


Joe DeLucia holds up a Princeton mask.

Joe DeLucia

That’s how Joe DeLucia, a manager in the Service Management Office, Office of Information Technology, feels now that he is vaccinated against COVID. He got the vaccine because he wants to avoid getting sick. Getting the vaccine made sense to Joe: “I have every other vaccine so getting the COVID vaccine was a sensible step.”

While some people remain reluctant to get vaccinated, Joe points out that vaccines are common from the time children are young. “When our children were infants, we had them vaccinated against many diseases. This was for their protection and for the good of all members of the community,” Joe said. “Now is the time to get ourselves vaccinated against COVID for the same reasons we have our children vaccinated.”

Now that he is vaccinated, Joe looks forward to getting on a plane to travel again when he can. One of his first destinations will be Red Rock Park in Gallup, New Mexico this fall, and a return visit with family to Montefiascone, Italy during the winter.

Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself and others. Today is the last day for all University faculty and staff to upload or update their vaccination status to VacStatus. For complete information on the University’s vaccine requirements, vaccine clinics and more, visit Princeton COVID Resources.

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