“It’s worth it”, a COVID survivor speaks out after getting Pfizer vaccine

"Having this vaccine is really going to be a game-changer," said Esther Bond, a nurse.
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Esther and seven family members had COVID back in November and four of them were in the hospital. Now she is back to work and Channel 8 caught up with her again after she got the vaccine.

“Having this vaccine is really going to be a game-changer,” said Bond.

Esther Bond took a sigh of relief with her coworkers as they recently received the Pfizer vaccine.

She says she works at a nursing home where she says COVID has separated residents from their families since the very beginning.

“I get emotional about it, you know, so it’s a big stepping point to making a change for ourselves and residents and everyone in the world in the nation, you know,” said Bond. “So, we were excited. We’re stoked.”

Back in November, she and seven family members caught the virus. Now her older brother is still fighting in the hospital.

“He’s been now here for two months and he’s on a ventilator,” said Bond. “He’s currently stable. My mom, dad, and older brother were all in the hospital. Those three are now home. They’re recovering, which we are very thankful for and we’re just taking it day by day.”

Channel 8 asked what she would say to those concerned about the quickly produced vaccine.

“I am a mother and nurse myself and my goal is to keep everyone protected and safe,” said Bond. “I have watched my healthy 31-year-old brother, go from ranching and golfing to be in the hospital for two months, 63 days now, and be on a ventilator. Like, it can happen to any of us and I say it’s worth it, getting the vaccine.”

Bond says it’s faith that keeps her and her family going, and she is thankful for the prayers and support they are receiving from Nebraska and all around the world. If you would like to support, visit¬†here.

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