COVID-19 Vaccine Concerns Divide Couples

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Dear Joel,

  My husband and I are in total disagreement over taking the COVID-19 vaccine. Based upon his age, he will be eligible to receive it before me, and despite my pleas for him to get it, he says he will pass on it for now. He has no underlying health issues, and says he is not worried. How can I convince him to get the vaccine?


  It’s understandable that you want your husband to be protected from this insidious virus, but you must respect his choice. In time, he may change his mind, as vaccines become more available, with new ones on the way. In the meantime, you are free to get yours and to continue to practice safe COVID-19 protocols. 

  Thank you for writing.

  Joel Markel

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