Humans of Partnership: Paula McGuffey

woman with blonde hair and blue eyes, wearing a white mask

I was diagnosed with lung disease 6 years ago, so I am extremely high risk. I’m also a frontline worker. I knew I’d get the vaccine, but it did cross my mind about how quickly the vaccine was available; was it safe? I did my due diligence and reached out to my pulmonologist to see if I should get the shot and she said, ‘Yes, yes, yes, get it as soon as you can!’ My reaction to the second shot was mild. I tell everyone I see, ‘I got my shot,’ and I tell them about my experience. I would do it again; it’s not that bad.

Paula McGuffey, unit specialist, SEIU Local 49 (Northwest)