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Teacher and Mom advises do your own research

By Rachel Waggener

The gals got vaccinated. I will be able to breathe a little easier when school is back full swing... I was on the fence about it for too long. But four things swayed my choice:

1. Prayer helped me with making a decision. I prayed for clarity and the ability to set emotions aside to make a decision best for the girls.

2. I am vaccinated. It didn't make sense for me to deny that to them.

3. I didn't want them to be one of the children intubated and me have to say, "Sorry, I should have gotten you vaccinated."

4. I did MY OWN RESEARCH! I didn't take Facebook info as the Gospel. I read medical journals that I will link below and I educated MYSELF.

This isn't to "convince you" to get your children vaccinated. No one should decide that for you... but I do encourage you to research and educate yourself to EMPOWER YOURSELF!

Remember folks: Facebook is only an app.

This story was posted on 2021-08-17 08:22:46
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Waiting with students to get the vaccine

2021-08-17 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Rachel Waggener.
Rachel and Doug Waggener's daughters, Jade and Natalie, are pictured waiting to get the Coronavirus vaccine at Adair County High School. Rachel, a teacher, decided not to accept word of mouth and dug into the facts swirling around about the vaccine. She advises parents to find the facts.

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