Urgent care professionals as a group are among the most trusted healthcare workers. How else can you explain the public’s willingness to trust their healthcare to a stranger in ever-growing numbers? It’s especially important, then, to ensure that your team is educating patients and making recommendations for vaccination against the COVID-19 vaccine from a place of experience and credibility. Unfortunately, that can’t be said in some quarters—and the consequences are starting to become evident. Cleveland Clinic just revealed that 99.7% of its 1,991 employees who came down with COVID-19 were unvaccinated. Only 0.3% of those who became infected were fully vaccinated. Share these data with your team. Encourage them to do what they can to protect themselves, their families, and their coworkers and patients.
Too Many Healthcare Workers Are Saying ‘No’ to the COVID-19 Vaccine—and They’re Paying the Price