FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) -- Fort Wayne resident Rebecca Good says she understands why healthcare workers received priority COVID-19 vaccinations on Monday.
However, she says she’s ready for her turn, too.
“I am over 65 years old. I have asthma and lung conditions,” said Good. “So I especially look forward to being able to get a vaccination because, if I catch COVID-19... I’ll likely be dead.”
Governor Eric Holcomb provided Hoosiers with his weekly press conference on Indiana's fight against COVID-19, encouraging residents to continue wearing masks and washing their hands.
“For myself, I will absolutely get the vaccination," said Governor Holcomb.
Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr. Kristina Box became briefly emotional while talking about the long-awaited arrival of the vaccines.
"Many of our own staff have been moved to tears just like I was," said Box. "So it is the light at the end of the tunnel. We are still in the tunnel, but it is the light at the end of the tunnel."
Fort Wayne resident Tom Cain says he's ready for the world to return to 'normal.'
"I’m looking forward to the point where we have enough people who are immunized naturally or preferably immunized and in a safe position to interact with others again,” said Cain.
Cain says the COVID-19 vaccination can benefit those who are willing to get it, even if they prefer to wait for the next wave of vaccines for safety.
He says, "This is a learning process. It's not here and done. I think it's incumbent upon people to pay attention during the learning process."