Real English Conversation - 105 : Vaccination
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Tom: I got my first dose of the COVID vaccine yesterday. Have you gotten yours yet?
Andrea: No, not yet. I'm still trying to decide if I should. I'm worried about the side effects of the vaccine. Have you had any?
Tom: I had a sore arm and felt a little tired, but that's about it. It wasn't too bad. I feel a sense of relief now that I've been vaccinated. I can finally see my family and friends again.
Andrea: That's a good point. I miss seeing my loved ones too. I'm not sure if I want to get vaccinated because I don't know if it's safe.
Tom: The vaccines have been rigorously tested and have been shown to be safe and effective. I heard that some people are hesitant to get vaccinated because they're worried about the cost.
Andrea: That's a valid concern. But the COVID vaccine is free for everyone in the US, regardless of their insurance status. I'm afraid of needles, so I'm hesitant to get the vaccine.
Tom: I understand, but the shot is quick and relatively painless. And the benefits of getting vaccinated far outweigh any temporary discomfort. I think it's important for everyone to get vaccinated so we can achieve herd immunity and end the pandemic.
Andrea: I agree. But I'm still hesitant for some reason. I'm worried that the vaccine won't work against new variants of the virus.
Tom: That's a possibility, but the vaccines are still effective against most variants, and researchers are working on developing booster shots to increase protection. I'm so excited to get back to normal life once we reach herd immunity.
Andrea: Me too. It's been a long time since things felt normal. I think I'm ready to get vaccinated. Can you recommend a good vaccination site?
Tom: Sure, there's a clinic down the street that's been doing a great job with the vaccinations.
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