Why I changed my heart and got the COVID-19 vaccine

Rosa Herrera

Latinos with a COVID-19 Vaccine Change of Heart!

Latinos face COVID-19 misinformation.

But the truth is vaccines — Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson — are safe.

Here are stories of real Latinos who overcame misinformation, turned fear into bravery, got the vaccine, reconnected with family, and are helping end the COVID-19 pandemic and guard against variants like Delta and Omicron!

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1. Rosa Herrera read on Facebook that the vaccine would inject her with a microchip. She learned that was a myth. See exactly what changed her heart and pushed her to get the vaccine! (en español)

2. Jesus Larralde was nervous about the vaccine’s possible side effects. His wife got the vaccine and was fine. See exactly what changed his heart and pushed him to get the vaccine! (en español)

3. Helen Cordova thought the vaccine was rushed. But she did her research and learned the vaccine’s safety, and volunteered to be the first person in California to get the vaccine! See exactly what changed her heart! (en español)

4. Maria Maldonado lost five family members to the virus in the past year, including her mother. Once the vaccine was available for children ages 5 to 11, Maria got her 9-year-old son Jacob vaccinated!

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Latino Vaccine Change-of-Heart Heroes

Rosa Herrera

Rosa didn’t want the vaccine. But her daughters, who got COVID-19 in 2020, got the vaccine. Rosa learned the vaccine was safe by watching webinars with health experts.

“I was like, I don’t want to be like left out. I want to make sure that I’m healthy. Because I don’t want to get sick, and then bring the sickness to my daughters again.”

Jesus Larralde

Jesus was nervous about vaccine side effects. He read on Facebook stories of people getting sick from it. But then lots of his relatives got the vaccine. So did his wife, Lenea. So he did, too. No side effects.

“We need to understand that we need to stop spreading this thing around. Because if we don’t take our shots, that’s not going to happen.”

Why Did These Vaccine-Hesitant People Decide to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine?

Many vaccine-hesitant people are having a change of heart and deciding to get a COVID-19 vaccine.

People are deciding for a variety of reasons – to protect their families, to protect their health, and to help society return to normal.

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