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Why I Vaccinate

August 13, 2021

NCH employees are passionate about health and want to share their reason for getting their COVID-19 vaccine!

Mary is an employed mother of six with a puppy! If she can make time to take care of herself, can’t you?

If you have already been vaccinated, whether at NCH or another healthcare provider, we thank you! If you haven’t, it’s not too late to protect yourself. Vaccines are available for free at the five NCH Immediate Care Centers. The Mount Prospect ICC requires an appointment, and the other locations at Kildeer, Schaumburg, Buffalo Grove and on the campus of Harper College accept walk-ins.

Mary Mata-Garcia and her family.

Name: Mary Mata-Garcia

Title: Administrative Support Analyst

Department: Health Surveillance Unit/OEHS

Current hometown: Elgin

Why I got vaccinated: My 17 year old daughter and my dad are both immunocompromised and my 9 month old is still too little to get vaccinated. My love for them and for myself was why I got vaccinated. 

For more information about COVID-19 vaccinations at NCH, visit this page.