As COVID vaccine becomes available, skepticism still exists
December 16, 2020
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Even as a much-anticipated vaccine for the coronavirus is being distributed to front-line workers across Oklahoma, officials say there is still much skepticism about the vaccine, including among health care workers.
An informal survey of health care workers across the state shows only about 35 to 40% are currently willing to take the vaccine, said Lawanna Halstead, a nurse and the vice president for quality and clinical initiatives with the Oklahoma Hospital Association.
Halstead said the latest numbers are an improvement from six to eight weeks ago, before the comple...