A good year ago, the first dose of vaccine against CoV occurred in Salzburg. But vaccination is a very controversial topic: A woman from Flachgauer lived through the disease with a very severe course and has gone from being an opponent of vaccinations to being a supporter.
Ingrid Laireiter called out her Covid19 illness for several weeks. She can now work again, but she is still not fit. Home office is possible after the severe course of the illness, but many things are still difficult for the Flachgauerin. During the illness, the 58-year-old was very poor. She said she was interested in the coronavirus, but not in the vaccination. “Thank God I’m back among the living, I felt really bad. I still have a sense of smell and taste and can’t do any sport. ”Because as soon as she started doing physical activity, she was out of breath immediately, and her concentration was not yet as it should be, said the Flachgauerin. “I’m not 100 percent yet.”
From vaccine muffle to vaccination advocate
Ingrid Laireiter went from being vaccine-reluctant to vaccination advocate after a severe CoV illness
“Regret not being vaccinated”
Ingrid Laireiter experienced the full severity of being infected with the coronavirus. With the rescue she was taken to the hospital in Oberndorf (Flachgau). “I had a high fever, joint pain, cough, and no appetite. The senses of taste and smell were gone on the second day. I was afraid for my life, if I can put it that way. ”That was really oppressive, she said. She didn’t even dare to sleep for fear of not waking up the next day. “That was the first time I said that I regretted it deeply and bitterly that I was not vaccinated. I even peeled myself. “
“I’m healthy, the virus can’t do anything to me”
About the reasons why she did not get vaccinated, Laireiter explains that she thought that the virus could not harm her. “I’m a sporty guy, have a good immune system, I’ve even survived the flu – such a coronavirus can’t come here and cause me such damage. That was the reason why I did not get vaccinated. And I’m in the home office, too, and I didn’t have to test myself every day, and that was one of the reasons. ”But everything changed for her after the illness. “I went from being a vaccineer to a vaccination advocate – and 100 percent.”