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NKY firefighter’s bout with COVID alters opinion on getting vaccinated

NKY firefighter’s bout with COVID alters opinion on getting vaccinated
NKY firefighter’s bout with COVID alters opinion on getting vaccinated
Published: Aug. 25, 2021 at 6:38 PM EDT
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EDGEWOOD, Ky. (WXIX) - A recent COVID diagnosis combined with a stay in the hospital changed the opinion a Northern Kentucky firefighter had about the vaccine.

Covington Fire Department Lt. Jimmy Adams admits he let his social media feed and political views influence his decision to not get vaccinated.

Before contracting COVID, Adams says he maintained a healthy lifestyle and would take his chances if he caught the virus.

After a few days at St. Elizabeth hospital, Adams finally returned home on Monday.

He is doing much better now, but says his stay there was an eye-opening experience.

“I look back, and say, ‘I’ve made a mistake,’” Adams said. “That If I would’ve got the shot, I might have felt bad for a couple of days, yeah probably. Would I have maybe endured what I had to endure last week in the hospital, maybe not.”

He’s been vocal on Facebook about what he went through.

Adams thinks getting or not getting the COVID-19 vaccine is a personal choice.

He just urges people to decide for the right reasons.

“You need to make good educated decisions based on you, not political parties, not what’s on the news, not what is being sensationalized,” explains Adams.

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