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AMA reports 96% of doctors vaccinated against Covid

Robert Besser
19 Jun 2021, 08:57 GMT+10

CHICAGO, Illinois: Greater than 96 percent of America's practicing physicians are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to the American Medical Association.

Further, it is reported that among those 4 percent not yet vaccinated, 45 percent plan on being vaccinated.

"Practicing physicians across the country are leading by example, with an amazing uptake of the COVID-19 vaccines," said Dr. Susan Bailey, president of the American Medical Association, in a statement.

"Physicians and clinicians are uniquely positioned to listen to and validate patient concerns, and one of the most powerful anecdotes a physician can offer is that they themselves have been vaccinated," Bailey added.

The national survey was conducted June 3 to 8 and indicated an increase of more than 20 percent of physicians vaccinated, compared to a May poll.

To encourage physicians to become vaccinated against the Covid infection, the American Medical Association sponsored a webinar series entitled, "What Physicians Need to Know."

The series has included insights from experts on the vaccine review process and on vaccine development and distribution.

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