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California Nurses More Hesitant Than Doctors to Get Vaccine, Survey Shows

More than 80% of California health care providers reported in a new survey that they would get the COVID-19 vaccine. However, nurses appear to be more hesitant about receiving the vaccine than doctors.

Speaking to around 1,200 doctors, nurses, and skilled nursing and assisted living workers, the survey from the California Health Care Foundation found that 65% of doctors said they would “definitely” and 28% “probably” get the vaccine when available. For nurses, 40% reported they would definitely and 33% probably get the vaccine.

A majority of doctors, 56%, said they would get the vaccine “immediately” if it was made available to them, while for nurses that number was 38%.

Despite these differences, 91% of those surveyed said they would “definitely” or “probably” recommend the vaccine to their patients.

The survey was conducted Dec. 2 through Dec. 9.

Read the full survey results here.

— Brian Watt

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