Archbishop José H. Gomez thanked healthcare workers and expressed support for efforts to vaccinate Southern Californians against COVID-19 after receiving the vaccine himself at Providence St. John’s Health Center in Santa Monica Thursday morning.
“I am grateful for the chance to get the vaccine,” Archbishop Gomez said in a Jan. 21 statement. “My thanks to all those in Providence Saint John’s who have been serving our community faithfully during this pandemic.”
Archbishop Gomez and Auxiliary Bishop Alex Aclan both received the first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine the morning of Jan. 21. The hospital gave orders that they return in three weeks for the required second shot.