For many years the global scientific community conducted research into the earlier SARS and MERS coronavirus outbreaks. Many of those studies went on to become central in the rapid development of the COVID-10 vaccine.

On the other hand, controversies around the COVID-19 vaccine, as well as misinformation, have also been in circulation globally. With all this differing information about the vaccine, how does one decide – to take the vaccine? Or not to take the vaccine?

In tonight’s Pandemic Portrait, Joel Julian shares his journey from being vaccine-hesitant to actually taking the vaccine – why and how he made his decision. Presented in collaboration with CNC3’s parent company ANSA McAL,“Pandemic Portraits” is a tribute to the regular citizens who courageously come forward to share personal experiences of the pandemic with the national community.