All 4 nurses in a Kansas county's health department refused to give out COVID-19 vaccines
- All four nurses in one Kansas county's health department refused to give patients
- The health department administrator shared debunked vaccine
misinformationas part of their reasoning.
- The county will contract with other nurses to distribute the vaccine.
All four nurses working in the health department of Coffey County in Kansas said they wouldn't give people the
In a January 4 county commission meeting, health department administrator Lindsay Payer said that they were not willing to give the COVID-19 vaccine, The Daily Beast reported."My staff is not comfortable with that. It's a new technology we've never seen before," Payer told the Board of Commissioners in the meeting, which is available on YouTube.
Coronavirus vaccines from both Pfizer and Moderna were studied in tens of thousands of people.
County Medical Officer Dr. Jeff Sloyer refuted Payer's misinformation in the next meeting."Both of these vaccines were very well studied," he said, according to Topeka's 13 News.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment shared a statement with 13
"The data demonstrate that the known and potential benefits of this vaccine outweigh the known and potential harms of becoming infected with COVID-19," the department said.
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