A friend recently asked me to speak with his vegan daughter about her vaccine hesitancy. He knew I was a COVID-19 vaccine advocate, and hoped that she would relate to me as a fellow vegan and respect my opinion as a scientist (PhD genetics).
Over the next few days, my exchange with this vaccine-hesitant young woman helped me clarify my personal vegan philosophy, and articulate the facts behind my decision.
While I can’t tell you what to do, I hope to shed light on why vaccines are an exception I can live with, and encourage others to do the same. Pun intended.