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55% of FDNY members do not want to take the COVID-19 vaccine – CBS New York

55% of FDNY members do not want to take the COVID-19 vaccine - CBS New York

New York (CBSNewYork)FDNY Were among the first groups offered by employees Corona virus Vaccination after hospital workers, and nursing home patients and staff.

But do they really take it? CBS 2’s Lisa Rozner reported Sunday that there may not be as many firefighters in a union survey.

A quarter of firefighters conducted the survey and 55% said they did not currently want to be vaccinated, 45% said.

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The fire brigade said more education was needed to encourage more members to be vaccinated and would like to know the plan for the roll-out soon.

As reported by CBS2, New York’s first 170,000 dose vaccine is coming December 15th, But union representatives for firefighters and EMS workers said they had not heard when their members would receive the first dose.

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Uniform Fire Brigade President Andrew Ansbro told Rosner that he would take the vaccine, but that some people thought their dose would go to more vulnerable people or that they did not need it because they had antibodies.

“We can’t have it on 24-7 dates, so there’s going to be exposures. There’s six firehouses right now, they’re looking at optics right now. In my mind, it’s not so much, but it’s a real problem. Said.

Anthony Almozera, vice president of the Uniform EMS Officers Union Local 3621, who has not been officially surveyed, believes many of his members will be vaccinated.

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“Tremor is in its efficiency, its logistics, are there any side effects due to it,” said Anthony Almojera. “The feeling and opinion I was getting was that it was a rush and my answer to them was, yes, it had to be hurried. We’re in a pandemic, right?”

Dr. Bruce Y. of the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health. Lee agrees that more data needs to be released. He said this about the latest press release from Pfizer:

“It really focused on measured efficiency and did not indicate a significant side effect rate, but we should also remember that it came from the first few months of the trial,” Lee said.

Rozner contacted FDNY for comment and is waiting to hear back.

Last week, It said it was not mandatory for its members to be vaccinated.

Major Bill de Blasio On Sunday he announced that he would publicly get his shot to show New Yorkers safely and effectively.

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