Benito V.
24 years of service

After a year of uncertainty and fear, the vaccine gave Benny and his family hope. Like so many other people, the pandemic for Benny was a shocking, frightening and humbling experience. It flipped his life upside down.

Overnight, his daily routine of 25 years was completely altered and he worried so much about bringing the virus home to his wife and children. Benny knew he was doing something important as an essential worker, but counted the days until he could get his shot.

In a family where nearly everyone works in public schools and healthcare, the vaccine brought a sense of relief to Benny’s family. His advice? Do it for other people. Benny got his shot to see his coworkers, family, aunts, uncles, and to go back to church.

My shot to be responsible.