COVID vaccination is seen as a necessity in many fields, but as expected, not everybody is willing to comply. More than 30,000 home health care workers have missed a deadline to get vaccinated for the coronavirus, as
The Hill tells us.
The Department of Health from New York brings preliminary data that reveals at least 34,000 workers who didn’t receive the COVID vaccine for at least one of the needed doses.
More health care workers got vaccinated than expected
Overall, the new data also tells us that more health care workers have chosen to get vaccinated for the coronavirus than expected. Only 70 percent of health care workers were expected to get vaccinated by Thursday. Instead, 86% of the home agency employees from New York accepted to be among those who had been vaccinated for COVID with at least one of the doses until the deadline.
According to Our World in Data, 46.5% of the world’s population has been vaccinated for COVID with at least one of the needed doses. The same source tells us that 6.48 billion doses had been administered across the world, while another stunning number of 23.15 million are currently administered each day.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), taking painkillers such as paracetamol before COVID vaccination for preventing side effects isn’t recommended. The reason is easy: it’s unknown how painkillers can affect the efficacy of the vaccine itself.
Achieving herd immunity is the purpose of COVID vaccination. It’s also known as popular immunity, and it’s the indirect protection from infectious diseases that occur when people are immune.