Officials in Kansas’ Coffey County have transferred to contract outside nurses to administer the coronavirus vaccine after its Health Department Administrator Lindsay Payer and all 4 of her nurses declined.

Payer informed the county’s Board of Commissioners on January 4 “we will need to contract staff outside our staff to be able to give the vaccine” since her nurses “aren’t comfy with that,” according to a YouTube video of the meeting.

” It’s a brand-new technology, we’ve never seen it previously, it was only studied in 45 individuals before it was approved,” she stated. “And the companies that have made the vaccine, all liability is gone from them. So if there’s anything bad about the vaccine, it doesn’t return to them.”

Payer stated it was “discomforting,” prior to asserting that the department will have to find nurses who are comfy with administering the vaccine. “I am not, my personnel is not at this time,” she stated. “We will take steps to contract nurses who will give it.”

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A nurse prepares Pfizer BioNTech Covid-19 vaccines at a vaccination centre in the 3rd arrondisement on January 18, 2021 in Paris, France.
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Tens of thousands of individuals all over the world became part of research studies performed by Pfizer and Moderna COVID before the innovation was approved for usage. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have actually verified that the shots are safe and effective.

In December, the U.S. approved both vaccines, which need two injections weeks apart. The Moderna is approximately 94 percent effective and the Pfizer is approximately 90 percent reliable, according to experts.

Dr. Jeff Sloyer, Coffey County’s medical officer, contested Payer’s concern regarding the safety of the vaccines. In a January 11 county commission conference, he said “both of these vaccines were extremely well studied.”

” The Pfizer one had over 40,000 individuals in their trial, and the Moderna one had 30,000 individuals in their trial, so, I think that’s great,” Sloyer stated.

On January 13, Payer told 13 News that the decision was individual, validated that she had not changed her mind about the vaccine and firmly insisted that her team didn’t mean to discourage any locals from getting the shots.

” Health departments across the state are thought about vaccination experts,” she said. “We understand the length of time required to develop a great vaccine, and the study that goes into it. We did not make this decision lightly. We made this decision utilizing the details that we have. We want to preserve our stability.”

” Nurses have been known to be the most trusted profession, and we wish to preserve that trust. We want the public to make the very best choice for them,” Payer included.

Newsweek connected to the Lindsay Payer for more remark.


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