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IT'S VERY HARD,

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ESPECIALLY AT THE HOLIDAYS AS THEY WAIT IN THE OBSERVATION AREA AFTER GETTING THEIR COVID 19 VACCINES.

WELL, WE HAVE HAD SEVERAL DEATHS IN OUR FAMILY FROM COVID THE WILLIAMS FAMILY OF GARLAND.

SO NO HUGS FROM THE GRANDKIDS.

WE'VE MISSED TWO GRADUATIONS IN THE SPRING.

YEAH.

ONE FROM HIGH SCHOOL, ONE FROM COLLEGE REFLECT ON WHAT THEY'VE MISSED IN THE LAST YEAR.

HOW HAS THAT BEEN? NOT GOOD.

NOT GOOD.

AND WHAT THEY'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO, WE CAN GET WITH THE GRANDKIDS AGAIN.

THAT'S RIGHT.

THAT'S RIGHT.

WE CAN GIVE THEM, WE'VE BEEN KEEPING THEM AWAKE.

STAY AWAY ARE CANCER SURVIVORS WITH UNDERLYING HEALTH CONDITIONS AND NO VISITS FROM THE KIDS, GRANDKIDS AND GREAT, GREAT GRANDKIDS.

YEAH.

LOTS OF FACETIME.

YEAH.

I'M AMAZED HOW TO A LITTLE BIT, HE WANTS TO SEVEN AND EIGHT YEARS OLD.

HOW WELL THEY ARE WITH THE HIGH-TECH EQUIPMENT.

YEAH.

I'M HOPING THAT IF IT, GOD GOING TO BLESS ME TO SAM COME TOGETHER WHERE I CAN HURT AND KISS HIM FOR MANY ROLLING UP THEIR SLEEVES AT THE LATEST VACCINATION EVENT THAT JOHNSON STADIUM.

SO WITH THE SECOND VACCINE YOU MIGHT EXPERIENCE GETTING THE COVID-19 VACCINE MEANS MORE THAN JUST PROTECTION FROM THE VIRUS.

GET OUT AND START FEELING SAFE.

I MEAN, NOW WE CAN, YOU KNOW, NOT WORRY ABOUT MY MOM GETTING SICK.

CAUSE WE WERE SO WORRIED ABOUT GETTING OUT AND COMING HOME AND GIVING HER SOMETHING BECAUSE SHE, YOU KNOW, SHE'S 87 CLPD AND THAT'S, THAT'S ALMOST A DEATH PENALTY.

IF HE GETS IT, YOU KNOW, ONE DAY I GET TO DO ALL THAT AGAIN.

ALL RIGHT.

LITTLE FOLK, ONE FOR YOU THREE.

SO FAR, THE CITY OF GARLAND HAS ADMINISTERED MORE THAN 12001ST AND SECOND DOSES OF THE VACCINE TO THOSE IN THE PHASE ONE, EIGHT AND ONE K THROUGH 12 TEACHERS, DAYCARE AND PRESCHOOL WORKERS ARE NOW ELIGIBLE TO SIGN UP AS WELL.

I HAVE A CALLING LIKE TWO MONTHS AGO.

I WAS VERY SICK WITH MY TEAM RIGHT NOW.

IT DIDN'T HURT AT ALL.

I COULDN'T EVEN DIDN'T EVEN KNOW SHE'D DONE IT.

SO I WANT TO JUST GET IT.

I REALLY WOULD.

BEEN HERE VERY NICE FOR LASTING.

VERY GOOD.

CONGRATULATIONS.

YOU'RE FULLY VACCINATED.

THERE'S A STICKER.

SO YOU CAN SHARE YOUR FRIENDS.

SO UNDERNEATH THOSE MASS, THERE ARE SMILES.

OH YES, YES.

YES.

THE WILLIAMS FAMILY KNOWS GETTING VACCINATED.

DOESN'T MEAN THEY CAN DITCH THEIR MASKS AND STOP SOCIAL DISTANCING, BUT THEY WILL SOON BE ABLE TO PULL UP THERE.

SO THEY'RE URGING OTHERS TO DO THEIR PART.

NOT JUST FOR THEMSELVES.

YES SIR.

YES, SIR.

BUT THEIR LOVED ONES, FAMILIES, EVERYTHING.

SO, AND NOW WE CAN'T COMMUNICATE AND TOUCH HIM.

FEEL LIKE WHEN USED TO.

SO I WOULD SAY GIVE, DO IT SO YOU CAN GET BACK WITH YOUR FAMILIES.

THE FAMILIES CAN COME BACK TOGETHER.

AGAIN.

FAMILY IS EVERYTHING.

SO YOUR ADVICE TO OTHERS TO GET YOUR SHOT, GET YOUR SHOT SO THAT YOU'D BE ABLE TO COME TOGETHER AGAIN.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Speech-to-Text.