According to the New York Times, a New York City hospital apologized to the staff because they found that despite being in the low-risk category, there are still some workers who can use the coronavirus vaccine.
An executive at Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of the New York Presbyterian Church said in an email to the New York Times staff that he was “disappointed and sad about this matter.”
The hospital’s distribution rules stipulate that workers with the most exposure should be vaccinated first.
However, due to rumors that anyone can line up to buy the vaccine, the Times reported that some low-risk workers received the vaccine, some of whom worked at home during the pandemic.
NewYork-Presbyterian said in a statement: “We are proud to vaccinate thousands of sick-facing employees in just one week, and we will continue to do so until everyone receives the vaccine.”
“We follow all the New York State Department of Health’s guidelines on vaccine priorities, and our initial focus is [intensive care unit] with [emergency department] Employees and everyone have equal opportunities. “
Hill has contacted the New York Presbyterian Church to confirm and comment.
Staff at several other hospitals in New York City also told the New York Times that they oppose the way the vaccine is distributed, but fear that they will be professionally retaliated by speaking out. According to reports, some doctors at Mount Sinai Hospital only said that they had dealt with “COVID-related procedures” before they could join the vaccine.
Most states give priority to healthcare workers and the elderly when distributing vaccines. According to The Times, hospitals can to a large extent decide on their own to develop their own vaccination plans.
A doctor in Mount Sinai said that not all rumors that people can easily jump off this line are true, but their presence indicates a lack of trust among workers.
Ramon Tallaj of the Vaccine Launch Advisory Working Group told the New York Times that as the use of vaccines increases, the sense of competition may diminish.
He told the newspaper: “People will fight for who will go first or who will not, but the important thing is that things are happening.”
A doctor at Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital told the New York Times: “I think the sad thing is that people are starting to oppose each other.” “Can you honestly say this clerk deserves it? No, but No one deserves it.”
Update 6:10 pm