Health workers should be taking the lead in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine which should pave the way for the rest of the population to follow suit.
This remark was made by Port Moresby General Hospital’s Chief Executive Officer Dr. Paki Molumi following the hesitancy displayed by the staff of the hospital during the vaccine roll out.
“POMGEN’s total staff is 1600 but 500 of the staff have received the vaccination which is very disappointing,” said Dr. Molumi.
“This hesitancy stems from Health Workers who believe misleading information regarding the Vaccine on Social Media.”
He said once all health workers get vaccinated then it will be easier for them to help COVID-19 patients and it also lessens the burden on them.
Meanwhile the Hospital continues to advocate and raise awareness regarding the vaccine among its staff and they hope to get more staff vaccinated this week going forward.