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Can a Healthcare Worker Refuse the COVID-19 Vaccine?

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has designated healthcare workers as first in line to get the vaccine, but some healthcare workers may not want to be the first to try it. A CDC survey found that 63% of healthcare workers polled in recent months said they would get a COVID-19 vaccine.

Unions have entered the conversation. A coalition of unions that represent healthcare workers said, "We need a transparent, evidence-based federal vaccine strategy based on principles of equity, safety, and priority, as well as robust efforts to address a high degree of skepticism about safety of an authorized vaccine." The organization declined to promote a vaccine until more is known.

As of publication date, the EEOC guidance for employers responding to COVID-19 does not address vaccines.

Read more here : https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/942296?src=WNL_trdalrt_201212_MSCPEDIT&uac=153110PT&impID=2732660&faf=1#vp_2


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