Amirah Harris, a caregiver in Tacoma and member of SEIU 775, received the vaccine and said it’s important for caregivers like her to get it.

«We are in contact with people who are not in the best health,» Harris noted. «We are in contact with people who cannot make the best decisions for themselves, so we have to make a good decision for ourselves in a way that impacts others in a good way.»

Harris added she’s spoken to colleagues who are skeptical about the vaccine and encourages them to do research into its safety.

Nearly 30% of Washingtonians have received at least one shot of the vaccine, according to the most recent data tracked by The New York Times.

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