I am not a stranger to being put in harm’s way. I am a combat veteran. I served in Somalia. Now that I’m a nurse, I know there are hidden threats, like bacteria and viruses. Kaiser Permanente pioneered the way for me to be vaccinated, so I was motivated out of gratitude. If I am being my best, I can help my patients be their best. You have to be courageous and brave as a health care worker.
Brian Zeringue, registered nurse, UNAC/UHCP (Southern California)