99% of California’s providers have received or plan on receiving a vaccine

A California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) survey found that 99% of the state’s providers had received or planned on receiving a vaccine.

 

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This survey began two months after the first health care providers in California began receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. The goal was to learn about providers’ personal vaccine experience and perspectives on issues around COVID-19 vaccines, including the vaccination program for the general public. 

The survey found that vaccination rates are largely consistent across occupation, workplace setting, region, gender, age, race/ethnicity and patient population.

Statewide, 91% of health care providers have received one (7%) or both (84%) doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. Of those who have not, 13% say they will “never” get the vaccine, representing 1% of the total sample. 

 

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Eighty-five percent of providers who have been vaccinated agree that they are less worried about contracting COVID-19 at work and 74% agree that they are less worried about giving someone else COVID-19.

Eighty-seven percent of providers believe new variants will make it “much” (21%) or “somewhat” (66%) harder to get the pandemic under control.

Approximately three in four providers favor their employers (74%) or the state of California (73%) mandating that health care providers get a COVID-19 vaccine.

Providers also favored their employers and the state of California mandating that health care providers get a COVID-19 vaccine, by a 3 to 1 margin. Seventy-three percent favor the state mandating the vaccine, this is up from 65% when this question was asked in the Dec. 2020 survey.