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Why I Vax

Students, faculty, and staff from across MiraCosta College share their reasons for getting vaccinated and their thoughts on returning to a vibrant campus community.

"I didn't get vaccinated for me- I did it for my family and my community."

Julian
Current Student

I didn't get vaccinated for me- I did it for my family and my community. A sore arm for a few hours has noting on being able to finally spend time with my loved ones... and going to a Padres game is a bonus.

Julian

"After talking with my doctor, I decided that getting vaccinated was the right choice for me."

Chelsea Kott
Director, Student Services, San Elijo Campus

After talking with my doctor, I decided that getting vaccinated was the right choice for me. I recognize that it’s a privilege to have the health and history that affords me the ability to get vaccinated, so I did it to protect my students, fiancé, colleagues, friends, family, front line workers, strangers, and all those who are not able get the vaccine for a variety of reasons. I did it for our community!

Chelsea

"I got vaccinated to do my part as California begins to relax Covid restrictions in June and help San Diego County meet the 70% vaccine goal."

Dr. Sunny Cooke
MiraCosta College Superintendent / President

I got vaccinated to do my part as California begins to relax Covid restrictions in June and help San Diego County meet the 70% vaccine goal.

Sunny Cooke

"My sister and I got vaccinated to protect people at risk."

Tori
MiraCosta College Student Ambassador

My sister and I got vaccinated to protect people at risk. We want to help flatten the curve and start living life again. We are both attending university in the fall and are excited to learn in person and build new friendships.

Tori
Julian
Chelsea Kott
Sunny Cooke
Julian

Stay Healthy

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The COVID-19 Vaccine Is available for everyone over the age of 16
3Ws
Follow the 3Ws to stay healthy. Wear a mask. Wash your hands. Watch your distance.
 

"I decided to get vaccinated because COVID was disproportionately claiming the lives of my Black, Latinx and Indigenous community."

Beatriz (Bea) Palmer
Program Manager, Service Learning

I decided to get vaccinated because COVID was disproportionately claiming the lives of my Black, Latinx and Indigenous community. As a mother, educator and community activist it was part of my civic responsibility. My decision to get vaccinated was difficult but my love for the community was greater than my fear--in the end it was about family, my students, my community, and about self-care--it was a simple way to lead by example and lead with love.

 

Bea Palmer

"I got vaccinated so that I could protect myself and my family."

Dr. Luke Lara
President, Academic Senate & Counseling Faculty

Luke Lara

"I lost a dear friend to Covid-19. It's a poignant reminder of the seriousness of this disease."

Alex Karvounis
Graphic Designer / Photography Coordinator

I lost a dear friend to Covid-19. It's a poignant reminder of the seriousness of this disease. I'm vax'd to protect myself, my daughter, and my entire family. It's a shot worth taking to get us the other side of this pandemic.

Alex

"I got vaccinated for my community, family, and friends. Also, for the return of music festivals."

Kristen Huyck
Director, Public & Governmental Relations, Marketing & Communications

I got vaccinated for my community, family, and friends. Also, for the return of music festivals. I look forward to returning to campus for the creative brainstorming sessions had in the Public Information Office and seeing students in the classroom. I am zoom'd out!.

Kristen Huyck
Bea Palmer
Luke Lara
Alex
Kristen Huyck

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