Up to 86% of University Hospitals’ Cleveland health care workers willing to get COVID-19 vaccine

Up to 86% of University Hospitals’ Cleveland health care workers willing to get COVID-19 vaccine
(Source: WBRC)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The president of University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center spoke with 19 News about the vaccine rollout strategy in Northeast Ohio.

During an interview with Dr. Daniel Simon, the top-ranking health official said approximately 28,000 of University Hospitals employees were surveyed about COVID-19 vaccine use. He suggested that between 84% and 86% reported willingness to receive the vaccine.

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The high number of those willing to get the vaccine at University Hospitals is in contrast to a figure Gov. Mike DeWine reported last week in regards to the amount of Ohio nursing home workers who said they are not willing to get the vaccine.

Dr. Simon added that University Hospitals has been administering the vaccine to approximately 1,400 front-line health care workers daily and is expected to exhaust the system’s first shipment by Thursday with more to arrive sometime this week.

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