What cops need to know about the COVID vaccine right now
60 million Americans have currently had at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine – here’s why cops should consider joining that number
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In December 2020, Police1 asked LEOs to weigh in on COVID-19 vaccination mandates, ethical obligations and whether they will be vaccinated. More than 3,300 officers responded to a survey, with 38% saying yes to vaccination.
In this episode of the Policing Matters podcast, host Jim Dudley speaks with John M. Williams, Sr., MD, MPH, a physician and reserve deputy sheriff in southern Colorado, about some of the concerns people have expressed regarding the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine, the reasons why LEOs should consider getting vaccinated and how police leaders can improve officer vaccination rates.
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- COVID-19 vaccine FAQs for cops
- I’ve been offered the COVID-19 vaccine. What do I do now?
- COVID vaccine advice from a SWAT officer and cardiologist
- NM county mandates COVID-19 vaccines for first responders
- Arizona police leaders discuss COVID infection rates among officers, vaccination protocols
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