In the beginning, I was totally against getting the vaccine, but I was hearing how dangerous the virus was and I was concerned about my disabled parents and my children. I talked with my daughter, who is a nurse, and she helped me understand why it’s so important to be vaccinated. When I received the first dose, the nurse was really nice but I was nervous. She told me to relax and take a breath. I want to be safe and healthy for myself and my parents. My advice to others is do your research so you can protect your family and yourself.
Jacinta “JJ” Ratcliff-Hunter, assistant patient care surgery, SEIU Local 49 (Northwest)