Eugenio’s Story - Summit County, CO
Updated: Apr 25, 2021
Interviewed April 15, 2021
“Hearing about a vaccine gave me hope that things are going to come back to normal. [As a teacher] thinking about the school for me, it’s been tough not being able to see kids. The vaccine brought me hope that things can go back to normal.
There are a lot of good things that we are missing not being able to be in contact as humans.
For me personally, to get the vaccine was a huge relief. After two weeks of the second dose, you are immune to this virus and then you can hopefully...everybody gets to that point and we can get some normalcy back and get those important interactions between humans — teachers, students...family members, friends."
Eugenio Pérez is a middle school Spanish teacher in Summit County, Colorado. He is also a trained EMT. He previously lived in southern Spain.