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Thursday, August 11, 2022
‘I Got the Shot’: 70s crowd says ‘get off the fence’ and get vaccinated

Pat Fryer is looking forward to being able to see her grandchildren again soon.

Now that she's been vaccinated she's hoping to being able to give them a hug.

The 75-year-old received her first vaccine shot Monday at the Seymour-Hannah complex in St. Catharines through Niagara Health.

“The big thing for me is seeing my family, and once I have the vaccine I can see them because my grandkids are small and they're in school and my son's worried about kids infecting me and my daughter's worried about them infecting me and so they come, but it's on the porch. So to be able to hug them and get close to them will be really nice,” she said.

“It's not going to make a difference, day to day, I still have to wear a mask, you still have to distance and that's going to go on for a long time I think. But, I'm really glad to have had it.”

She said the whole vaccination process took less than an hour. And she's had no negative effects.

“I have no sore arm, absolutely nothing. I was tired last night but that might have been just being tired.”

She said she encourages everyone to get the jab.

“Get off the fence and get your vaccine. One of my kids was like that, but we had a little chat.”