Florida: Surveys find many Tampa Bay first responders will not get the coronavirus vaccine

  • Source: WFTS-TV ABC 28 Tampa
  • Published: 12/21/2020 12:00 AM

Many first responders in the Tampa Bay area say they won’t take the coronavirus vaccine. Local fire and police departments conducted surveys about the coronavirus vaccine, and a significant number of first responders say they are not taking it or are undecided. “It’s just so new and it’s been so highly publicized and so highly politicized, I think for a lot of our members,” said John Klinefelter, Clearwater Fire & Rescue Division Chief of Health and Safety. About 60% of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office employees who took the survey said they don’t want to get the vaccine. St. Petersburg Fire Rescue had 56% respond "no” and a quarter were undecided. The Clearwater police survey showed 39% said no, 28% were undecided, and 32% said they would take the vaccine. Only 30 percent said yes at Clearwater Fire & Rescue.


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