Thus far, it seems very few health care workers are willing to risk their jobs over vaccinations.
According Fierce Healthcare, those who quit rather than receive the vaccine often make up less than 1% of a hospital's workforce.
The New York Times similarly found that the non-compliance rate at large hospitals ranged between 0.5% and 2%.
The Conversation reported that while half of unvaccinated workers say they'd rather quit than get a shot, few are following through: between 0.3% at an Indiana hospital and 2.3% at an Alabama hospital — a state with one of the lowest vaccination rates.
Rather than Biden's vaccine mandate, which permits religious and medical exemptions and a weekly testing alternative, factors driving the shortage of health care workers include COVID-19 burnout, retirement, and an aging population that is living longer and in need of more care.
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