For some, rolling up their sleeves to get the COVID-19 vaccine is not an easy decision.
Most firefighters in the Hoosier State are included as recipients on the first round of vaccinations, but only about 40% of the firefighters at the Bloomington Fire Department say they'd take the shot right now.
One part-time paramedic/firefighter at the department says he'd also rather wait due to past experiences.
"When I was younger, I had some pretty nasty reactions to flu vaccines," said Seth Stats. "As an adult, I just want to see how it goes. I just want to see if people have like, allergic reactions, or if there's any side effects, any illnesses that they have."
Two-thirds of the fire station plans to wait with Stats, despite ongoing encouragement from the department.