After Rushed Development, Close to Half of Healthcare Workers Refusing COVID-19 Vaccines

After Rushed Development, Close to Half of Healthcare Workers Refusing COVID-19 Vaccines

As reported January 2 by Forbes, many health care and other frontline workers are declining their initial opportunity to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. These workers have been prioritized as “first in line,” yet a high percentage of them are saying no for now, “despite clear scientific evidence that the vaccines are safe and effective.” Out of Ohio, Gov. Mike DeWine has said he is “troubled” by the fact that about 60% of his state’s nursing home staff turned down the jab. And Dr. Joseph Varon who is chief of critical care at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, has said that, “more than half of the nurses in his unit informed him they would not get the vaccine.” The New York Firefighters Association has said that about 55% of NY firefighters said they would not get a COVID-19 vaccine. In Riverside, California officials are trying to figure out what to do with unused doses after about half of the county’s frontline workers declined a vaccine. Moving on, less than half of the hospital workers at St. Elizabeth Community Hospital in Tehama County in California were open to getting the vaccine, and in LA County about 20-40% of frontline workers have turned down the vaccine. O...

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