Healthcare workers are on the frontlines every day fighting COVID-19 but many in Arkansas are not vaccinated.
A law passed in April prohibits state-run healthcare facilities from implementing vaccine mandates. University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is one of those state-run hospitals.
In Little Rock, 87% of UAMS employees are vaccinated, a number some employees are not comfortable with.
“I think it should be incumbent among all of us, as healthcare providers, to be vaccinated to protect ourselves, to protect our families and to protect our patients,” said Dr. Robert Hopkins, Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics UAMS. “I think it’s important for us to talk with the same things that we do. We have to walk the walk and talk the talk.”
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