Got my second Pfizer shot last week and I’m really glad it’s over with. I feel good about getting it, and while I had some trepidation, it was never enough to cause me second thoughts. Now that I’ve had them, it made me think of the medical professional I had a chat with a couple of weeks ago. When I asked them if they had gotten vaccinated — because they were about to get intimately acquainted with a vulnerable part of my body — they were vague about it because they said it was “a personal decision.” I beg to differ. Unlike cancer or heart disease, which a body develops on its own, viruses are contagious. They seek out new hosts. My body can only get it from another body. So your “personal decision” ends when it comes in contact with me. Your body may also come in contact with someone who has yet to be vaccinated or someone who can’t. And a big population of “can’ts” are young children who are ending up sicker and with more long-lasting consequences than older people. So to those who won’t get vaccinated, to those who may carry the virus but never get symptoms, ask yourself if you’ll be able to live with your “personal decision” if it causes illness or death to someone you love. Aren’t you willing to do anything you can for them?