My Patients Ask — If the COVID vaccine is so good, how come so many doctors have not taken it?

I’m not sure where you’re getting your information, but Forbes reported, “The American Medical Association says 96 percent of ‘practicing physicians’ have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19.”

The AMA is the nation’s largest doctor group.

AMA President Susan R. Bailey, M.D., said, “Practicing physicians across the country are leading by example, with an amazing uptake of the COVID-19 vaccines.”

She added, “Physicians and clinicians are uniquely positioned to listen to and validate patient concerns, and one of the most powerful anecdotes a physician can offer is that they themselves have been vaccinated.”

Healio reported that the AMA “administered the survey from June 3 to 8,” and “about 300 physicians responded to the survey; half of them were primary care physicians.”

It appears those physicians on the frontlines, who are actually caring for patients with acute COVID or with long-haul (PACS) COVID, want to protect themselves, their families, their staff and colleagues, their friends, and their patients from this difficult disease.

This blog was accurate as of the day of posting. However, as the COVID-19 pandemic rapidly evolves and the scientific community’s understanding of the novel coronavirus and the COVID vaccine develops, the information above may have changed since it was last updated. While I aim to keep all of my blogs on COVID and the COVID vaccine up to date, please visit online resources provided by the CDC, WHO, and your local public health department to stay informed on the latest news.

© Copyright WLL, INC. 2021. This blog provides a wide variety of general health information only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from your regular physician. If you are concerned about your health, take what you learn from this blog and meet with your personal doctor to discuss your concerns.


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