After sitting down to get the shot, Isabel immediately had second thoughts – about wearing a long-sleeve shirt that made it more challenging to reach her arm for the shot. Quick remedy, though, and mom April Keith offered support for Isabel’s bravery by holding her hand for the few seconds it takes for the shot to be administered.
Isabel and the entire family had special motivation to get the vaccine.
“Mainly because of my brother,” she said of her little brother, Jackson, 10. “He has really bad asthma, and I knew if he got COVID-19, he would have to be back in the hospital and would get really sick. And also for others. I might not be a high risk, but others are.”
Jackson – who also helped provide inspiration for his other older sister, Emma, 16, to get the vaccine – held Emma’s hand as the needle went in her arm.