Industry figures are leading the way in getting vaccinated against COVID-19, many of them announcing the occasion of double vax via social media. AdNews asked them about their motivation and experiences.
Jason Scott, ANZ CEO, Mi-Q Digital:
It's almost impossible not to get caught up in the drama of it all isn't it? Sensationalist headlines certainly don't help. They can dominate conversations with our friends, family and work mates and in some cases polarise people at the very time we need unity. Thank goodness for the recent Olympics distraction!
It's been a lively debate as it should be, on whether to jab or not to jab, or what to jab, and when to have the jab. Out of the thousand things we don't know about how this pandemic plays out, the one thing I think we do know from the increasing volume of data and precedents is that vaccination will build resilience in the health of people in our communities and our economy.
Double jabbers also look likely to fast track their re-entry to society as we move on to the next phase of life, to the extent that some recent government policies globally are a leading indicator. While everyone has a choice, this offers a clear path to getting back to the office safely for all our staff who, like many, are missing being together and with their clients.
For me it comes down to one clear decision. Whether we choose to be on the team to actively try and stop, or passively enable the spread of the virus and its related health, social and economic impacts. For me, getting vaccinated was not only a no brainer, it was a privilege. I had my second jab on the 1st July.
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