May 7, 2021 – Kovid-19 is wanted Vaccination Necessary for Health Care Professionals?
MedicalHealthDoctor.com polled its readers to ask questions that 3,035 responses were collected. About two-thirds or 66% said yes and 34% said no. Yes among the votes, 55% believed them Vaccination Should be required immediately and 11% said they should eventually be mandatory.
MedicalHealthDoctor.com’s sister site, Medscape, which produces health news for medical professionals, ran a similar survey. Results were similar: 69% of 998 doctors said employers should get COVID-19 to physicians Vaccines. Within this group, 7 out of 10 said that vaccination should be required immediately, while 30% said the requirement should wait for full FDA approval.
In both elections, people 65 and older were the biggest proponents of the need for COVID-19 vaccination for health care professionals.
In the MedicalHealthDoctor.com poll, 25- to 34-year-olds were the only group where the majority did not believe shots should be mandatory. Only 48% of that group agreed with the idea. About three-quarters or 73% of those aged 55 to 64 supported such a vaccine mandate.
And the condition of the vaccine appeared to be important for readers. When asked which doctor they could schedule a medical appointment for, they know that there is no vaccine, 24% responded “very likely.” Another 9% said they were probable, 20% were neutral about it, and 17% said they were unlikely.
About a third, 31%, indicated that they were “very unlikely” to make such an appointment.
Among respondents, 61% said they had received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 48% said they were fully vaccinated.
The MedicalHealthDoctor.com poll asked people to report concerns, if any, that they have COVID-19 vaccines. A total of 37% of people were concerned that the side effects of the vaccine would reduce the risk of COVID-19. The same percentage expressed concern about effectiveness.
In addition, 28% expressed concern about other side effects, 27% about the pace of growth, and 26% worried that some companies’ vaccines may be better than others.
The seven-question MedicalHealthDoctor.com election ran online from April 27 to May 3.