Espresso County in Kansas has roughly 8,500 residents, however they received’t be getting their COVID-19 pictures from the county well being division’s 4 nurses.
Division chief Lindsay Payer and her staffers have opted out of giving the injections as a result of they’ve doubts concerning the security of the Moderna vaccine, which the county is providing, native TV station WIBW reported.
Payer instructed WIBW that her workers made up their very own minds and “not with out appreciable thought.” The county will rent at the least one outdoors nurse, who might be paid with COVID-19 funds.
“I’ll let you know we may have to contract workers…as a result of my workers just isn’t snug with that. It’s a brand new know-how. We’ve by no means seen it earlier than. It was solely studied in 45 individuals earlier than it was authorized…,” Payer mentioned.
“It’s considerably discomforting to a nurse who has to put that in individuals’s our bodies.”