I booked my vaccine as soon as I was eligible. My vaccination day started with a highly anticipated drive from Winnipeg to Morden, Manitoba. I made the three-hour round-trip because it meant I could get vaccinated sooner. It was quick and efficient — I was in and out in 30 minutes.
Getting vaccinated was at the top of my to-do list because I feel it’s my responsibility to protect those around me.
As a Street Supervisor for the Auxiliary Force Cadets, I spend my days on the streets with the general public in downtown Winnipeg. The community has a large contingency of vulnerable people, so being vaccinated means I am safer on the job while keeping those around me safe.
Once everyone is vaccinated, it will be a lot easier for peace officers to function and carry out our duties without having an elevated risk of COVID-19, and more importantly, without passing the virus to members of the public.
The Winnipeg Police Service puts a lot of trust in every person inside our buildings to get vaccinated and be cautious in our personal lives. So far, everyone has gone above and beyond.
The vaccine is like a light at the end of the tunnel. We’ve all been waiting for this, and if we adopt a sense of responsibility to each other, we’ll be able to achieve normal life again sooner than later.