The health care workers often deal with the people who are most vulnerable to COVID.
Studies have shown that hospital transmission of COVID played a significant role during first and subsequent wave of the pandemic.
So healthcare workers have a moral and ethical duty to protect their patients by vaccinating themselves.
But this needs to be balanced against the personal choices and beliefs of the healthcare worker.
It is possible that Hospitals and Care homes would make vaccination mandatory for healthcare staff in the near future.
Guardian. Healthcare professionals in the UK have a moral duty to get the Covid jab
Daily Mail on Line. Nearly 80% of health care workers in Illinois and half of staff in Texas and North Carolina REFUSE coronavirus vaccines – and it’s holding up the rollout of shots across the US. By Associated Press and Natalie Rahhal U.S. Health Editor 15:37, 08 Jan 2021 , updated 21:21, 08 Jan 2021
Daily Mail. NHS staff could be forced to have Covid jab: Radical plan is being considered for thousands of medical staff who turn down the vaccine… but what if they STILL refuse? By Jason Groves Political Editor For The Daily Mail
22:14, 02 Mar 2021 , updated 22:52, 02 Mar 2021
Gov.UK. SARS-CoV-2 in the hospital environment and risk of COVID-19 nosocomial transmission, 31 May 2020. Paper prepared by the Environmental and Modelling Group (EMG). From:
Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies
Published: 26 June 2020
Guardian. Fifth of patients with Covid-19 may have caught it in hospital, study finds
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