Should Clinicians Be Required to Get COVID-19 Vaccines?

April 28, 2021

Nearly half of frontline healthcare workers had not been vaccinated as of early March, according to a recent survey. Twelve percent of respondents hadn't decided whether to get vaccinated, and 18% said they don't plan to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

Few healthcare organizations have mandated that employees get COVID-19 vaccines, which are available under FDA emergency use authorizations but have not yet been fully approved. The legality of requiring vaccination with a vaccine authorized for emergency use, rather than full approval, is unclear.

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