Catherine Martinez Rosales is a Community Volunteer and Barangay Health Worker in San Isidro CDP. As a frontline health worker in her community, being vaccinated against COVID-19 is important to her.
At first, she was also anxious since she experienced mild symptoms like a sore arm. However, the good thing is 30 minutes of observation was administered to monitor any reactions of the vaccine. They were also given paracetamol for fever.
Rosales still felt fear, but she also told us that the vaccine somehow changed her current situation.
“Huwag naman na sila mag-alinlangan kasi tulad ng mga sinasabi ng doctor, lalo na sa mga may comorbidities pwede naman po silang magpabakuna. Doktor naman po ang mag-aassist sa inyo para magpaliwanag kung ano ang gagawin niyo.”
(“They should not hesitate because as the doctor says, especially those with comorbidities, they can be vaccinated. A doctor will assist you to explain what you are going to do.”)
It is also important for her that the whole family have to be vaccinated. Most especially when the nature of work has to be on the field, just like her current job.