As nurses, we know that immunizations help reduce our risk of contracting viruses and the symptoms that may come with them. Immunizations play a huge role in our health care system, and that is simply shown by the number of hospitalizations and COVID cases after the vaccines were available. While personally, I am all for getting vaccinated if it means lowering the risk of catching it or spreading it to others. However, I also understand that everyone should have a say about their own body and that there are often reasons why people may not feel as comfortable with immunizations.
I believe it should be necessary for all health care workers to be vaccinated. We are often in close spaces with others, so it is important to do all we can to protect both ourselves and the people we are providing care for. At the same time, I respect those who refuse to get vaccinated for personal reasons.