Chartis Releases Rural Hospital Vaccine Hesitancy Survey Results 

The Chartis Center for Rural Health released the results of the survey they conducted on vaccine hesitancy among rural hospital staff. Their survey found that 30% of the 160 rural hospital executives who responded said less than half of their employees had been vaccinated — even though health care workers had been eligible for months. Only about a third said that 70% or more of their staff were vaccinated. Additionally, the survey asked participants what the reasons were for those opting to not receive the vaccine, and Matter of Personal Opinion and Lack of Trust in Vaccines were the top two reasons. NRHA knows that health care personnel in rural communities tend to be leaders and examples for their patients, and we are communicating that message to Congress and the administration.