COVID Commentary - Double jab for Laura Aldington at Host/Havas

Chris Pash
By Chris Pash | 25 August 2021
Laura Aldington.

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.

Laura Aldington, CEO, Host/Havas

I got my second jab in early August. For two reasons.

The first is that my gorgeous mum died very unexpectedly in March in London, and I have still not been able to return to see my beloved family and process that loss.

Unfortunately, my experience is far, far from unique – so I did it for myself and for everyone else grieving loved ones. Vaccination is the only path back home for millions of us.

The second is simply because I can. It might not be my life that needs saving from COVID-19 in the end, but the data unequivocally shows that vaccinations save lives, and lots of them. 

As an unexpected bonus, I also found the experience of going to the vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park an incredibly enriching one. Seeing people from every walk of life show up for each other, in their thousands, was so moving.

And I want to meet whoever spearheaded the training of the hundreds of staff there, who were consistently friendly, positive, and energetic – it’s a masterclass in building culture. 



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