Rebecca O’Brien works at the restaurant The Game Sports Bar and Grill. She has not once stopped working this entire pandemic, but didn’t have a choice because it’s how she provides for her family.
“I mean, a mask and keeping your distance and washing your hands can only do so much,” O’Brien said.
She’s said she’s been registered for the vaccine for months. Knowing she can now receive it feels like a weight has been lifted off her shoulders.
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“I’m just extremely excited, I know that people like myself were extremely at risk being among a lot of people, in contact with so many people, so I think it’s a really great thing that we can finally be vaccinated,” O’Brien said.
Another group of people now eligible are those in the media.
Lucas Peerman, the news director for the Las Cruces Sun News said this is a huge milestone for his staff.
“It’s been a year since we’ve been able to go out into the public and interact, and for those of us in media that is a big part of our job, to tell the stories of our community it’s best to be able to interact with our communities. So having the vaccine, not only for us in the media, but for the communities that we’re covering just allows much better coverage of what’s going on,” Peerman said.