Essential Workers #GetVaccinated

This series shares DC 37 members’ personal stories and their reasons for receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

In the fight to end a global pandemic, DC 37 is proud of the work, sacrifice, and dedication of its members in these unprecedented and challenging times.

Gloria Smith  

Home Health Aide, Local 389

“I’ve been a home health aide since 2013. I contracted COVID back in March, a year ago. I was severely ill. I was so weak I could barely stand. I couldn’t walk from the kitchen to the bathroom without lying back down. I was so fatigued, I felt like I would pass out. 

I tested positive each month from April to July. I didn’t return to work until August, five months after I got sick.

I don’t want to ever get COVID again so I decided that taking the vaccine is a way to protect myself.”

As told to DIANE S. WILLIAMS

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