COVID-19 Vaccination Perspectives, Illnesses Among First Responders

JAMA Network Open


Media advisory: The full study is linked to this news release.

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About The Study: This study of 1,415 law enforcement officers, firefighters and other first responders found that unvaccinated first responders were more likely to develop COVID-19 and less likely to believe in the effectiveness and safety of vaccines than their vaccinated peers.

Authors: Alberto J. Caban-Martinez, D.O., Ph.D., M.P.H., of the University of Miami, is the corresponding author.



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