Get Educated, Get Vaccinated


To reach protective immunity, we need to vaccinate a significant number of people. Become empowered against COVID-19, take the vaccine as soon as possible. UNAC/UHCP members talk about the value of good decisions in the era of COVID.

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Ashley Hooks, RN, DOU and float pool, Lakewood, CA


“My hope is that what I have to say will address all of the concerns that people have, especially in our community.”

Watch a video message from Ashley.

Jacqueline Bowman, MSN, RN, PHN, pediatrics, Fontana, CA



“I got a COVID-19 vaccine for my family, friends, patients, and my community.”

Maria Nunez, RN, intensive care, Lynwood, CA




“Every day I see regret, I see fear. This virus is real.”

“Todos los días, arrepentimiento veo pavor. Este virus es real.”

Peter Sidhu, RN, BSN, intensive care, Woodland Hills, CA



“I’m looking at the kinds of patients that we have. They’re younger than I thought they would be. They’re healthier. And now they’re all suffering from COVID.”

COVID-19: Questions and Answers About Vaccines

Why should we get the COVID-19 vaccine?

COVID-19 is real: 1.7 million people have died worldwide. We have to stop it.

  • Vaccines such as the Pfizer vaccine show effectiveness: 95% of the people tested during the summer trial did not contract COVID.
  • Misinformation is spreading faster than the virus: As leaders in health care, we can provide our personal experiences and scientific data to help others make good decisions about the vaccine.

Who is most vulnerable to COVID-19?

We know that members of the African-American and Latino communities, like many races and backgrounds, may be deterred by the speed of the COVID vaccine’s development and some of the confusing public coronavirus responses. We also know distrust and worry about access to the vaccines are validly rooted in a history of unequal healthcare access and treatment, under-representation in clinical trials, and a record of being used as unwitting test subjects. As we fight a virus such as COVID in our communities, we cannot do without addressing the epidemic of racial disparity.

What information can we trust?

We have documented experiences and vital trial data to help us look honestly at our vaccine hesitancy, however valid. Review the science and talk to a credentialed health care professional you trust to help you make your personal decision.

Should vaccinations be mandatory?

We want to see friends and family, eat out and travel again. But we don’t want to place our health or lives in further jeopardy. Though critical in our recovery from the pandemic, the decision to vaccinate should remain a personal choice.

What will get us through COVID-19?

We must continue to protect ourselves and others from COVID-19. Stay safe by following these proven practices:
  • Wear your mask
  • Watch your distance
  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Avoid social gatherings, at work and at home with others outside of your immediate household

Watch the recent series of Paradise Valley RN public service announcement videos recorded in partnership with National City to help keep our communities safe:

By the numbers

  • Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top infectious disease official in the U.S., estimated roughly 85% of Americans need to be vaccinated for the country to reach immunity. (Vox)
  • African-Americans are infected with COVID-19 at nearly three times the rate of white Americans, are twice as likely to die from the virus. (National Urban League/Johns Hopkins University study)
  • In addition, indigenous and Latino people in the United States all have a COVID-19 death rate of more than 2.7 times of white residents, who experience the lowest age-adjusted rates. (Color of Coronavirus)