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.

Hector Rodriguez 

Housekeeping Services Aide, Metropolitan Hospital
Local 420

“I took the Pfizer shot. I did it for me, for my health, my co-workers, and my family. I want to live longer. On Jan. 20, I had a heart attack and had to have a stent put in. I made 60 and I feel great. My doctor highly recommended that I take the vaccine because I have pre-existing conditions.

I encourage everyone to get the COVID vaccine. There is nothing to be afraid of, nothing to be scared of. After I took the shot, I had just a little soreness in my arm.

I’m happy I took the COVID vaccine. I encourage people to take the vaccine, especially my brothers and sisters in my Latino community. They are being scared when they should not be. 

My wife, Sandra Gomez, is a home attendant and she took the vaccine, too. We are both fine.”



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