Posted Monday, April 19, 2021
Health care workers were one of the first people eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, yet studies suggest that nurses and aides who work in home health are less likely to be vaccinated.
“Just a quarter of home health care workers were vaccinated by early March, compared to about two-thirds of hospital workers and half of nursing home workers, according to a joint poll by the nonprofit Kaiser Family Foundation and The Washington Post.
Home health care workers serve older, disabled and terminally ill people at high risk of complications from COVID-19. Many workers are low-paid Black and Hispanic women, who have expressed more wariness about COVID-19 vaccines in surveys.”
Source: NAHC Report
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