Island views: Will you be immunized against the swine flu virus?

Alexis Schomberg, Marco Island

Christine Harrision / Special to the Eagle

Alexis Schomberg, Marco Island

Galina Sowder, Cincinnati

Christine Harrision / Special to the Eagle

Galina Sowder, Cincinnati

Melly Ivanytska, Cincinnati

Christine Harrision / Special to the Eagle

Melly Ivanytska, Cincinnati

Alexis Schomberg

Marco Island

I will be immunized, basically because I don’t want to catch it. Also, I feel this is an important responsibility. Regardless of how we personally see it, not only for precautionary reasons but in general principle as well, it should be done. We have a responsibility as members of a larger population. We live in a society. We consider the needs of others, not just our own. In the case of infectious disease, we may have an opinion one way or the other, but we defer to the greater good, and on the side of caution.

Galina Sowder

Cincinnati

We are planning to get vaccinated against swine flu. Because every flu gets different every year, we’ll get this one under our belt this year, and next year, if it comes around again, we’ll be glad we did it, and we’ll be happy to do it again.

Melly Ivanytska

Cincinnati

Up North, the flu season begins later than it does here. When we come to Marco, there are already ads for vaccinations, et cetera. Up there, that won’t happen for a while. People wait until the weather gets colder, later in the fall. I will be vaccinated, when I return to where I live in winter, so I don’t have to worry; why get sick, if we can avoid it?

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