Staff in nursing homes, assisted living communities and other facilities are choosing to #GetVaccinated to protect their residents and put an end to the pandemic.

If you’re one of the long term care heroes who is rolling up their sleeves to #GetVaccinated, share your story and a selfie!

Residents in assisted living share why they got the COVID-19 vaccine.

As a minority, I know I am setting a great example for the Black community.

— Sophia, Registered Nurse

I got the first shot. And so, this is just one more step closer to being able to see by family and not getting them sick.

— Dana, Licensed Practical Nurse

I wanted to get it because I want people to be reunited, I want people to hug again…

— Jacob, Personal Care Assistant

For me, I’ve had COVID. I don’t want anybody to have to experience what I did, so if I can be a protection for them, then that is what I want to do.

— Maggie, Dietician

Anything we can do to help keep from spreading. Because of the losses we saw, we want to definitely do our part.

— Elizabeth, Registered Nurse

I wanted to be part of the solution to help end the pandemic. I want to protect our residents and our health care workers, the older population, and the most vulnerable.

— Emaury, Activity Director

I got the vaccination because I’m a grandmother and I want to be around for my family. I’m also around my mom a lot (who is also a nurse) and we both knew it was just the right thing to do. I had hesitations about it initially, but I just got smart and didn’t think twice about it.

— Sonya, Certified Nursing Assistant

I’ll admit I was scared at first to get the vaccine, however after hearing from others – especially our leadership team – it changed my mind. I have no regrets getting the vaccine, and if I had to do it all over again, I’d do it!

— Norine, Assistant Director of Dietary

I am blessed and grateful to be here, to get my second dose.

— Angela, Receptionist

My fear to get the vaccine was far less scary than to take a chance on me leaving my loved ones or them leaving me.

— Brenda, Director of Dietary

My advice to those who are skeptical about taking the vaccine is to make sure you are studying the right sources. I promise this vaccine works, I have seen it.

— Keely, COVID-19 RN

I decided to take the vaccine because I work in the healthcare field with a population who is most at risk of experiencing the dangerous side effects of COVID-19. I wanted to be able to prevent the spread to the patients and my family.

— Tanita, Assistant Executive Director

I had hesitations, but our leadership came and held a town hall meeting in our building to address our questions. They answered all of mine! They also all made a point to get the vaccination before us, so we were able to talk to them, see if they had any side effects before our shots. After hearing what they had to say, and seeing all of them get the vaccine too, I knew it was the right thing to do.

— Linda, Administrative Assistant

As a protection to our residents, so we are not spreading it to them. I think it is very important that we are protected for them.

— Savannah, Dietician

My father lost his life to COVID. It is real, so there was no doubt in my mind or my family’s mind that we were going to get the vaccine.

— Teresa, LPN

A reason I got the vaccine was to protect my friends, my family and anyone I am around. I felt like it was the right thing to do. It’s safe, the numbers have been going down and places have been opening up.

— Miles, Life Enrichment Aide

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