Granddaughter vaccinates grandparents against COVID: ‘It was very emotional for me’


Glenna and Eugene Luetgers, Minnesota residents, have been socially distancing and trying to keep safe ever since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Like many across the nation, the 87-year-olds missed seeing their granddaughter, Lindsay Hawkins, every week.

"It was kind of traumatic at first," Glenna said.

"When we couldn't have any visitors, that was a low point," Eugene added.

Both of Hawkins' grandparents had an idea and knew that their granddaughter, who works as a pharmacist, was also working with the COVID-19 vaccination team, reports KARE.

However, Eugene came up with a plan to ask if their granddaughter could vaccinate both him and his wife.

"It just seemed like a good idea, you know," he said. "If she's giving everybody shots, I'd like to get it from her."

Hawkins didn't think she could vaccinate her grandparents, but she switched the schedule and made it work. The pharmacist said that being able to vaccinate her grandparents was a special moment for her.

"That's pretty indescribable," Hawkins said. "It was very emotional for me to be able to give my grandparents their shot. For a while, I was just so nervous that I would never see them in person again."

Hawkins was also able to give her grandparents their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

She explained how she expects the moment to stay with her for a long time.

"I'll remember this for the rest of my life," Hawkins said.

Lindsay's mother, Jana Hawkins, commented to the outlet on her daughter's hard work.

"Up until recently, she hadn't had a day off in almost a month," Jana, who is also a pharmacist, said. "I don't think she would have told you that, but, as a Mom, I'm really proud of her for doing that."

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