With nearly 15,000 healthcare workers have contracted COVID-19, Filipino Nurses United (FNU) on Sunday revealed that according to a survey three out of four Filipino nurses are willing to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
According to FNU, their survey showed that 76.5 percent or 494 out of 646 nurse-respondents expressed their willingness to take the COVID-19 shot.
The remaining 37 percent, meanwhile, were not willing to be vaccinated for fear of side-effects, presence of co-morbidities, and possible negative effects on breastfeeding.
The FNU stressed the importance of the government’s assurance to Filipinos over safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines.
The FNU said “the survey findings show that nurses are willing to be vaccinated if there is full guarantee for their safety so that they can still continue serving and caring for their patients/clients.”
The group also emphasized that the vaccination is “serious, crucial and urgent”, and that nurses and other health workers should need “serious, consistent assurance” they will be prioritized in the vaccination program with free, safe, and adequate COVID-19 shots.