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Let's get personal: Radio Milwaukee DJs explain why they got vaccinated

We hear about COVID-19 and vaccines all the time -- what they are, how they work and why we need them. That information is critical at a time like this, when according to Johns Hopkins University there have been more than 5 million COVID-related deaths across the globe. In fact, we compiled a resource pagewith important information about the vaccine and how to get one in Milwaukee.

But it’s equally as important to hear from people and understand why they got vaccinated, which is why our DJs have shared their own stories about what persuaded them to get the vaccine. You can hear their stories below.

Dori Zori and Marcus Doucette

"We didn't see our family except for sidewalk visits," said Zori. "We missed a lot of events but it was the one thing we could do. The one thing we could control."

Justin Barney and Element Everest-Blanks

"I think a lot of people especially people in the African American community given the history with science and medicine in our community are so hesitant to get vaccinated because they don't understand there's a lot of research and history that has gone into this vaccine," said Element.

Nate Imig and Anthony Foster

"I was kind of leery about it because it was so new and rolled out so quickly," said Foster. "At the end of the day, I wanted to see my family and see my grandma and my aunts."

Audio Storyteller / 88Nine On-Air Talent | Radio Milwaukee