February 1st local time, a national survey report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed that 62% of nursing home staff refused to be vaccinated against the novel coronavirus.
The report collects data from mid-December last year to mid-January, 11,460 professional nursing homes in the United States, all of which have at least one vaccination site.
Nearly 78 percent of residents in all facilities have been vaccinated against COVID-19, while the number of vaccinated caregivers has reached about 38 percent, according to the data.
A poll conducted in the United States last October already predicted the current low vaccination rate of care workers.
According to public opinion data at that time, many medical staff hesitated to get the vaccine due to concerns about the side effects and effectiveness of the vaccine.
Nearly 40% of nurses said they did not believe that the coronavirus vaccine was really safe and effective.
A new poll released last month also showed that 28% of U.S. health care workers “want to postpone vaccination until they get more information about the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine.”
In its report, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention pointed out that nursing home workers are at high risk in the pandemic and are among the groups in the United States that need to be vaccinated as early as possible.
The current low vaccination coverage of this group undoubtedly has a direct impact on the overall vaccination program in the United States.