Some health workers opt out of COVID vaccine
WRAL found anywhere between 50 and 70 percent of those eligible to get vaccinated in the first phase, chose to. Around half of the employees at Cape Fear Valley Health opted out of getting vaccinated, a spokesperson said. That rate was lower at Duke where about 30 percent of those eligible weren't interested.
across the country, about a quarter of the general public remains hesitant to receive the cove in 19 vaccine. That's according to a survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation. The trend is similar among those who work in healthcare, sitting about three in 10 people. Those in healthcare surveyed say that they were not interested in it. W Orioles DATA journalist Ali and Gasol is looking at those numbers locally to see how they compare across the state. More than 200,000 North Carolinians have received a cove in 19 vaccine. Still, the rollout has been slower than planned, the CDC data shows. On Lee, about 30% of the vaccines distributed here have been given, and state officials note some people offer the vaccine first. Those in Phase one A have been reluctant to get the Siri's. We're particularly concerned about people who are turning down the vaccine who are staffing our long term health care facilities. Nurses, doctors and other medical professionals have been given priority due to the fact that they're high risk, often interacting with Cove in 19 patients. But how many of them here in North Carolina are turning down their chance to get it. Requests to the state for that data have gone unanswered. We are concerned, and we are seeing a higher rate of decline of the vaccine, particularly in those in our African American and Hispanic communities. Reaching out to local health systems. We found anywhere between 50 and 70% of those eligible to get vaccinated in the first phase chose to around half of the employees at Cape Fear Valley Health opted out of getting vaccinated. A spokesperson told us that rate was lower at Duke, where about 30% of those eligible weren't interested. And at u N C. We weren't given an exact answer. They say they've administered the vaccine to about 18,000 employees of the 20,000 who want to be inoculated. Last year, the health system reported 33,000 employees total, so we can conclude up to 40% of workers didn't voluntarily get the vaccine. The reason. Summer hesitant vary, though nearly 60% of those surveyed by the Kaiser Family Foundation cited possible side effects as the primary reason with lack of trust in the government and concerns over how new the vaccine is. Among the other top responses in Raleigh Ellie Anger Saul WRL News