PARK CITY, Utah. – It can be difficult to grasp that the world has lived in a pandemic-ruled existence for over a year. Now that there is an end in sight with vaccines available to those 16+ in Utah, focus can shift to outings like concerts, family reunions, or simply being a bit more worry-free. Here’s a look into what some locals are excited for once fully vaccinated:
Bailee, a healthcare worker who was vaccinated last year, said, “The peace of mind knowing I’m not bringing COVID back to my family. And seeing my grandparents is what I looked forward to the most.”
Michael V. said of receiving his second shot, “I’m looking forward to not wearing masks!”
Hunter G. said of being immunocompromised and vaccinated, “Not being nervous around friends or family to catch the virus. And just having peace of mind.”
Bailey N. said she’s looking forward to “seeing my grandparents and traveling home for the first time.”
Melissa, a registered nurse with Intermountain Health, said, “Being able to see my family [members] who have health problems. And giving hugs again!”
It seems family, safety, and peace of mind are the common denominators of what locals are excited about the vaccinated future. As the weather warms and summer approaches, we may see events like concerts or farmers’ markets opening up again, but businesses and organizers are hesitant to commit anything to calendars.
What are you looking forward to?