Some unvaccinated people are going public after getting COVID-19. Will it convince others to get the shot? – CBC

Oct 13, 2021

People who are pro-vaccine can help by reacting with compassion, not judgement, doctor says

Brenda Lee Legault wasn’t ready to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

“I was hesitant,” Legault, 61, said.  She and her husband decided they wanted to wait to see what happened as more people got the shot — but they were also alarmed by what they saw online.

“You’re hearing a lot of things on media and, you know, Facebook and stuff and you know, you’re seeing videos on YouTube and it’s kind of scary. So we were really unsure,”  she said.

Legault, who owns a catering business with her husband in Cornwall, Ont., fell critically ill with COVID-19 in August. She was hospitalized for a month, including 24 days in the ICU.

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