Should You Post About Getting a COVID Vaccine?
I joke about it all the time. If you get a COVID-19 vaccine, but don't post a picture, did you really even get a COVID vaccine? For so many people, the answer is, apparently, no.
I really get a kick out of the people, many of whom I am very good friends with, who feel the need to share their COVID vaccination card with the world.
I guess it was interesting back in December. Seeing my friends who had gone through hell working in the medical field, dealing with COVID in their face for the past year, finally getting some level of peace of mind. It was a much-needed bright spot, and I absolutely loved seeing them start the ball rolling, firing humanity's first shots back against this horrible virus.
The first responders and medical personnel were the most essential of the essential back in March of 2020, and they rightfully placed in an elite club in December.
But now that literally anyone who is over 16 is eligible to get the vaccine, is it really necessary to post? I mean this as lovingly as possible, you don't have to post a picture of your vaccination card, and you definitely don't need to post one of you actually getting the shot poked into your arm.
On the other hand, I do have to admit that I do see the value in celebrities and other people that (for better or worse) have some level of influence over certain segments of the public. Whether they are Patriots fans, or fans of a certain show or movie, or political supporters, I guess there is a certain benefit to having these people roll up their sleeves.
To that end, there are people who can't and won't be influenced by the celebrity types. Maybe that's where there actually might be some value in the number of their social media friends showing off their vaccine cards.
So what do you think? Should people advertise their vaccinations?