I am here to tell you that as of last week, I am fully vaccinated.

Now here comes the part where I tell you, originally, I really didn't want to get vaccinated.

My hesitations about getting the COVID-19 vaccine didn't stem from a fear that they aren't safe or that the government would be microchipping me, it was purely personal/selfish. By personal I mean, my body typically reacts hardcore to vaccinations and I hate feeling sick.

I knew full well going in that the likelihood that I would feel like garbage for 24 hours after each shot was very high, but I rolled up my sleeves anyway. Why? I didn't do it because the government was telling me to get the shot. I didn't do it because I am a "sheep". I did it because I wanted to protect the people I love most and will not fare well if they got COVID-19. I did it so my kids could hug their grandparents again which they haven't done in over a year.

I get that you might have your own set of reasons for why you won't get the vaccine, and I am not telling you those reasons are wrong. I also will not tell you that you have to get the shot. I am simply telling you the reason why I did, even though I really didn't want to.

Walmart and Sam's Club Are Now Accepting Walk-Ins for COVID-19 Vaccine

Now, if you are willing to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and haven't made an appointment yet, don't worry.  WIFR reports that Walmart and Sam's Club in Rockford are now accepting walk-ins to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and they will continue to do so until their supplies run out.

For more information on getting vaccinated today, visit Walmart or Sam's Club's websites.

 

LOOK: Answers to 30 common COVID-19 vaccine questions

While much is still unknown about the coronavirus and the future, what is known is that the currently available vaccines have gone through all three trial phases and are safe and effective. It will be necessary for as many Americans as possible to be vaccinated in order to finally return to some level of pre-pandemic normalcy, and hopefully these 30 answers provided here will help readers get vaccinated as soon they are able.