This afternoon, Kansas Rep. Steven Howe, Salina, visited the Salina Family Healthcare Center clinic to get his second COVID-19 vaccination.
In a post on the Representative Steven Howe Facebook page, Howe wrote:
This afternoon I received my second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at Salina Family Healthcare Center .
I want to do my part to keep my family and community safe, and to help keep hospital beds open for those that need it at Salina Regional Health Center .
Some may wonder why I've waited until August to receive my vaccinations.
Honestly, like many, I struggled to navigate the tremendous amount of information and misinformation that is out there. I wanted to do my best to make an informed decision. But ultimately, it finally came down to trust, and whether or not I was going to trust those with the education, training, and expertise regarding this vaccine. It has proven to be an effective tool for reducing complications of the disease and is known to significantly reduce the need for hospitalization. I believe it is time to start trusting our institutions again, while also respecting the freedom of individuals to make health care decisions they're comfortable with. If you haven't received your vaccine yet, please consider doing so.