Nov. 19 – A new U.S. study shows that as of mid-September, nearly one-third of U.S. medical workers were still not vaccinated against the coronavirus.
According to a report by United International on the 18th, Hannah Reese, a infectious disease scientist at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the lead author of the study, said: “The research data shows that vaccine coverage of U.S. hospital staff has seriously stagnated after a rapid rise.”
The study pointed out that between January and April, the vaccination coverage of medical workers increased rapidly from 36% to 60%, but then slowed sharply. As of September 15, the coverage rate had reached 70%. However, between April and August, the coverage increased by only 5%.
The study found that the vaccination rate in children’s hospitals is the highest, 77%, short-term emergency care hospitals are 70.1%, long-term emergency care hospitals are 68.8%, and critical care hospitals have the lowest vaccination rate, only 64%.