Safiya Khalid has heard those around her express their distrust in the COVID-19 vaccine, but she’s also seen the harmful effects this pandemic has had on her family and friends. She wants to get the COVID-19 vaccine to help protect her community for years to come.

“Since the start of the Covid-19 vaccine, I hear family, friends and supporters say they’re not sure about taking the vaccine. I understand that there is distrust especially when it comes to historical factors. I want to keep my community safe because it’s health, safety and wellness is my top priority.

I want my entire community to be protected. It’s important to block out misinformation and start prioritizing our health and each other’s safety.”