According to a local report by The Hill on January 18, some medical staff in the United States refused to vaccinate against the novel coronavirus in the face of the severe pandemic situation.
The report said that this not only puts them at risk of contracting the novel coronavirus, but also may send the wrong message to the public that they do not trust the vaccine.
The report mentioned that although there is no national data to count the number of medical workers who refuse to be vaccinated, the rate seems to be higher than expected.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that the proportion of medical workers who refused to get vaccinated in different parts of New York ranged from 12 to 29%.” This is disturbing to say the least,” Cuomo told reporters.
“The hospital is saying, ‘Our staff are dying because they’re sick,” Cuomo said, “That’s why healthcare workers are a priority group for vaccinations because if healthcare workers are given vaccines, healthcare workers won’t get sick and hospitals will continue to operate.
If the hospital continues to operate, it will help everyone.
If the hospital is closed, everyone will be hurt.” Cuomo said.
The Hill said that the vaccine was initially slow to spread in the United States, in part because of the hesitation of medical staff.
“I am very concerned that healthcare workers choose to wait for vaccination,” said Nancy Messonnier, director of immunization and respiratory systems at the CDC.
“It’s really important to get healthcare workers the right information and quickly eliminate rumors and misinformation,” she said.